By Tim Marcin @TimMarcin email@example.com on November 21 2015 3:23 PM
Smoke rises behind an Islamic State group flag after Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters took control of Saadiya in Diyala Province from the extremist group, Nov. 24, 2014. Reuters
The Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a Shiite mosque south of Baghdad, the Associated Press reported Saturday. The attack, which followed Friday prayers, killed 10 people.
ISIS circulated a statement online Saturday that mentioned just a suicide attack. Iraqi officials said a roadside bomb exploded just a few minutes ahead of a suicide attack inside the building.
The extremist group, which controls large portions of northern and western Iraq, said it targeted "rejectionists," as the group refers to Shiites, according to Reuters. The roadside bomb went off as worshippers left prayers. After security forces arrived at the scene, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest. The dual attacks at the mosque, which is in the neighborhood of Nahiyet al-Rasheed, killed a total of 10 and wounded 28 more, the Independent reported.