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Iraqi officials: attack on Shiite shrine kills 37, wounds 62

  • People wait for family members who went missing as paramedics look for burned bodies inside a mall at the scene of Sunday's massive truck bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the Karada neighborhood, Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    People wait for family members who went missing as paramedics look for burned bodies inside a mall at the scene of Sunday's massive truck bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the Karada neighborhood, Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • People pray at the scene of Sunday's truck bombing in the Karada neighborhood, Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 7,  2016. Protests and anger over the security situation in Iraq mounted Thursday at the site of a massive truck bombing by the Islamic State group earlier this week in Baghdad that killed scores as the death toll continued to rise and a separate attack north of Baghdad killed dozens more. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    People pray at the scene of Sunday's truck bombing in the Karada neighborhood, Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Protests and anger over the security situation in Iraq mounted Thursday at the site of a massive truck bombing by the Islamic State group earlier this week in Baghdad that killed scores as the death toll continued to rise and a separate attack north of Baghdad killed dozens more. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iraqis gather at the scene of Sunday's truck bombing in the Karada neighborhood, Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 7,  2016. Protests and anger over the security situation in Iraq mounted Thursday at the site of a massive truck bombing by the Islamic State group earlier this week in Baghdad that killed scores as the death toll continued to rise and a separate attack north of Baghdad killed dozens more. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Iraqis gather at the scene of Sunday's truck bombing in the Karada neighborhood, Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Protests and anger over the security situation in Iraq mounted Thursday at the site of a massive truck bombing by the Islamic State group earlier this week in Baghdad that killed scores as the death toll continued to rise and a separate attack north of Baghdad killed dozens more. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)  (The Associated Press)

Iraqi officials say the death toll from an attack on a Shiite shrine north of Baghdad has risen to 37 overnight, with 62 people wounded.

Police said Friday the attack on the Sayyid Mohammed shrine in Balad, 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of the Iraqi capital, began with a volley of mortar fire on Thursday night, after which a suicide bomber targeted policemen at the entrance. A second bomber entered the shrine with nine gunmen, targeting security forces and civilians inside.

Police officials say a third bomber was killed before he detonated his explosives.

Police and hospital officials confirmed the death tolls, speaking anonymously as they are not authorized to release information to the media.