Melbourne schoolgirl killed in Baghdad ice-cream parlour explosion

A 12-year-old girl from Australia, was killed in a car bomb explosion in Baghdad on Tuesday as she lined up at an ice-cream parlour to break fast for Ramadan. The foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, identified her as Zynab Al Harbiya, and said the Australian government was providing consular support to her family in Baghdad.

The girl, a year seven student from Thomastown in Melbourne, was in the Iraqi capital with her family to visit her sick grandfather. She was reportedly at the counter of al-Faqma ice-cream parlour when a suicide car bomb exploded outside just before midnight local time, killing 17 people and wounding up to 32.