Two attackers shot several civilians on Monday in the Nahrawan area southeast of Baghdad before one blew himself up and the other was killed by security forces, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said, without providing official casualty figures, reported Radio Pakistan.

Local media reported at least 17 people were killed and 28 wounded.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, described by an interior ministry spokesman as “a terrorist attack by two terrorist suicide attackers who fired indiscriminately on citizens in the Nahrawan area”.