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Several killed in bomb blasts in Iraq

Friday, Aug 23, 2013 - 00:53

Aug. 23 - A mosque and a wedding were targeted in two deadly bomb attacks in Iraq. Several people were killed and dozens others injured. Linda So reports.

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It was another violent day in Iraq. A bomb attack near this mosque northeast of Baghdad killed three people. 17 others were injured. They were treated at a nearby hospital. Grieving relatives attended funerals for the dead. SOUNDBITE: (ARABIC) UNIDENTIFIED RELATIVE OF DEAD MAN, SAYING: "It happened when I left the mosque with my relatives in my car. Thank God, that my car has become more like a shield that protected the worshipers." In a separate attack, a suicide bomber killed at least 7 guests at a wedding party in a Shi'ite town north of Baghdad. The bomber blew himself up while he was with other guests inside a home. The intensity of the blast blew out the windows on this van. Blood stained the walls of a nearby house. Sunni insurgents are believed to be behind the attacks targeting civilians, which have increasingly gotten worse over the past several months.

Several killed in bomb blasts in Iraq

Friday, Aug 23, 2013 - 00:53

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