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Islamic State claims responsibility for Baghdad blast: statement

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Thursday for a blast in Baghdad, saying a suicide bomber had detonated an explosive vest in the northeastern Sadr City district of the Iraqi capital and killed eight people.

“He, thanks to God almighty, entered into a gathering of infidels ... and detonated his vest, killing eight and wounding more than 10 others,” the group said in a statement.

Reporting by Hesham Hajali; writing by Ahmed Aboulenein; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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