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Iraq suicide bomber kills at least 28 people

By Larry Register, CNN
updated 7:42 PM EDT, Fri August 23, 2013

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- At least 28 people were killed and 36 others wounded in a suicide bombing in Iraq on Friday evening.

Police officials in Baghdad said a man wearing an explosive vest blew himself up in a crowded park in the al-Qahira neighborhood in northeastern Baghdad.

Most of those killed and wounded were children and women, police said.

Al-Qahira is predominantly Shiite neighborhood.

CNN's Mohammed Tawfeeq contributed to this report.

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