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Several killed in bomb blasts in Iraq

Friday, August 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.

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Several killed in bomb blasts in Iraq

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 00:53