Deadly bombing attack at Iraq football match
At least 12 people were killed, most of them boys under the age of 16, when a bomb exploded at a football match in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Sunday, Al Jazeera reported.
The evening attack took place in the Nahrawan neighbourhood, southeast Baghdad and left 25 people wounded.
The bombing is the latest in a string of attacks targeting football pitches or cafes broadcasting matches and comes amid a surge in sectarian violence throughout the country.
The BBC reported that more than 1,000 Iraqis were killed in May alone, the bloodiest month since the sectarian violence that engulfed the country in 2006-2007.
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