Friday, April 12, 2013

7 killed in bomb attacks near Iraqi Sunni mosques

BAGHDAD, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Seven people were killed and 35 others injured when three roadside bombs hit worshipers near two Sunni mosques north of Baghdad on Friday, local police source said.
Two roadside bombs hit worshipers in succession when they were leaving the Mosque of Omar bin Abdul-Aziz in the area of Canaan near Baquba, some 50 km northeast of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a local police source told Xinhua.

Seven people were killed and 30 others injured in the back-to- back attacks, he added.

Separately, at least five worshipers were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near a mosque in Sada area, 10 km northeast of Baquba, the source said.

The Iraqi security forces cordoned off the area immediately after the attack, he added.

Violence is still common in war-torn Iraq despite the dramatic decrease since its peak in 2006 and 2007 when the country was engulfed in sectarian killings.

2013-04-12 20:42:35

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