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Islamic State claims responsibility for Baghdad's suicide attack

Workers clean the site of a twin suicide bombing attack in a central market in Baghdad, Iraq January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility early on Friday for Baghdad’s suicide attack, via the group’s Amaq news agency on its Telegram channel.

Two men blew themselves up in a crowded Baghdad market on Thursday, killing at least 32 people in Iraq’s first big suicide bombing for three years, authorities said, describing it as a possible sign of the reactivation of Islamic State.

Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Chris Reese

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