Iraqi security and medical officials announced at least 19 people were killed and 41 wounded during a suicide bombing during a Shiite funeral in a mosque on Friday.
The attack happened in the al Ashara al Mubashareen Mosque, south of Baghdad.
According to Reuters, DAESH said in a statement that one of its members detonated himself during pro-government Shiite fighter's funeral .
The attack targeted “a group of rejectionist Hashid” addressing the Shiite militias clashing against DAESH in Iraq’s north and west.
Two officials said that the funeral was for a member of the volunteer of the Popular Mobilisation forces which are commanded by Iranian-backed Shiite militias.
Meanwhile, in Sadr City, northern Baghdad, two bombs exploded close to another Shiite mosque and killed at least two people and injured nine others.