Deadly bombing hits Iraq football pitch

At least 12 people, most of them boys under 16, killed in attack targeting those playing and watching football.

    Deadly bombing hits Iraq football pitch

    At least 12 people have been killed in a blast while playing football in Baghdad, the latest in a series of attacks targeting Iraqis playing and watching the game.

    The attack on Sunday struck the Nahrawan neighbourhood of southeast Baghdad at 7:00 pm (1600 GMT) and wounded 25 others.

    Most of the casualties were boys under the age of 16, sources said.

    The blast is the latest in a string of attacks targeting football pitches and cafes broadcasting matches in this football-mad country where Iraqis closely follow not only the national team, but also an array of other international and club competitions.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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