Iraqi police decided to assault the seized shopping center. According to Iraqi media, all of the attackers (information about how many of them there are not yet) were eliminated, the hostages were released.
There were no civilian casualties. According to some reports, at least 6 employees and visitors of the shopping center who were hostages died. British The Guardian writes about the 4's dead police officers.
Simultaneously with the attack on the mall, militants attacked a cafe in the Sunni area of Baghdad. The explosions claimed the lives of about 20 people. About 30 were injured.
Responsibility for the terrorist act was assumed by the Daishe (IG) group, which began to lose control over the territories in Iraq as a result of the active attack of the Iraqi army.