A suicide explosion at a Shia mosque in eastern Baghdad killed two civilians and wounded nine people yesterday, two Iraqi police officers told AFP.
The blast hit the Imam Mahdi al-Muntadhar mosque in Baladiyat, near the massive and densely-populated district of Sadr City.
“At least one attacker wearing a belt of explosives tried to enter the building but was stopped by the guards, and detonated himself outside,” one officer told AFP.
“Two civilians were killed and nine people were wounded,” the source said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.