(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) Twenty-four people died and another 67 were wounded in Baghdad on Monday, after a car bomb planted by the Islamic State exploded in the city's Sadr City district.
The Sunni-led Islamic State was targeting a gathering of Shiite Muslims, according to the Amaq news agency, which supports the Islamic State. The attack follows a blast Saturday that killed 29 people.
The Islamic State is putting up a strong resistance in Mosul, a city to the north of Baghdad which is the group's last major stronghold in the country. Fighting continued around the area Monday, as Iraq's counter-terrorism service blew up a number of car bombs planted by the Islamic State before they detonated. The counter-terrorism service also advanced in North Karma district, a fourth area the unit has retaken recently.
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