This is likely to have been an Islamic State strike against a gathering of Shi’ites, although other possibilities cannot be definitively ruled out. In any case, the Qur’anic justification is this: “Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties, for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah , so they kill and are killed.” (Qur’an 9:111)
“Suicide bombing in northern Baghdad kills 31,” by Murtada Faraj, Associated Press, October 15, 2016:
BAGHDAD — Iraqi police and hospital officials say the death toll from a suicide bombing at a funeral gathering in northern Baghdad increased to 31, with another 65 people wounded….
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack…