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Suicide bomber kills 15 at Iraq mosque

Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 - 01:13

July 6 - A surge in sectarian violence sees 15 killed in a suicide bomb attack at a Shi'ite mosque while at least four are killed in a mainly Sunni Muslim protest camp. Sunita Rappai reports.

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The clean-up begins at this mosque in a mainly Shi'ite district in north-western Baghdad after a suicide bomb attack leaves 15 dead. They were killed when a woman blew herself up amid worshippers leaving after sunset prayers on Friday. Earlier, there was panic north of the city after a suicide car bomb attack left at least four people dead. The attack took place near tents pitched by Sunni Muslims protesting against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. They accuse him of marginalising their minority sect. Some 12 people were wounded in the attack. (SOUNDBITE)(Arabic) EYEWITNESS, SAYING: "They are innocent people who had gathered for prayer. It is a criminal act. Regional countries are behind this act, and these countries are well known because who will benefit from targeting people who were carrying prayer mats in their hands and who had gathered to pray?" A total of 761 people died in militant attacks across Iraq in June - still well below 2006-7 levels when the monthly death toll often exceeded 3000.

Suicide bomber kills 15 at Iraq mosque

Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 - 01:13

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