July 13 - At least 31 people are killed in a bomb attack at a tea house in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. Sunita Rappai reports.
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The bloody aftermath of a bomb blast in the ethnically mixed Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
The attack killed at least 31 people on Friday, according to police and medics.
The blast tore through a cafe where people had gathered after breaking their fast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) EYEWITNESS, MAHMOUD HASHIM, SAYING:
"We were just sitting in the cafe when a man wearing an explosive belt walked past and all of a sudden blew himself up. There is no government."
The violence is part of a campaign of militant attacks since the start of the year, prompting warnings of wider conflict in a country where ethnic Kurds and Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims have yet to find a stable power-sharing compromise.
No one has claimed immediate responsibility for the attack, but insurgents have been regaining strength in recent months.
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