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Suicide bomber kills at least eight at Iraq Shiite mosque

The attack in southwest Baghdad also wounded at least 31 people, the officials said

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A suicide bomber targeted Shiite worshippers at a Baghdad mosque after Friday prayers, killing at least eight people, security and medical officials said.

The attack in southwest Baghdad also wounded at least 31 people, the officials said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the ISIS carries out frequent suicide bombings targeting Shiites, whom it considers heretics.

ISIS overran swathes of territory north and west of Baghdad in 2014, but Iraqi forces backed by US-led strikes have since regained significant ground.

The group still controls a large part of the country's west, and are able to carry out frequent bombings in government-held areas.