The death of an Australian girl in a Baghdad bombing underscored why Australia was fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East, the Australian foreign minister said on Wednesday.
Zynab Al-Harbiya, 12, from Melbourne, went with her family to Baghdad to visit her sick grandfather when she was killed early on Tuesday local time when a car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop, foreign minister Julie Bishop said.
More than 27 others were killed, Australian official Frances Adamson said. Dozens more were injured, including Al- Harbiya's mother and an uncle, according to lawmaker Bill Shorten.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, which Iraqi officials said involved apparently remotely detonated explosives inside a parked car....