BAGHDAD, July 19 (KUNA) -- At least 32 Iraqis were killed and 44 others
injured when twin blasts hit Abu Bakar Al-Sedeq Mosque in Al-Meqdadiah
neighborhood, northwest Baghdad.
A security source told KUNA that a bomb left near the entrance of the Sunni
mosque was blown off as worshipers were leaving after Friday mid-day prayers.
Then a suicide bomber detonated himself among the fearful worshipers who
were rushing to leave the mosque after first blast.
More than 460 people have been killed in militant attacks in July so far,
according to violence monitoring group Iraq Body Count.
Tension runs high among Iraqi Shiites and Sunnis in the past months as wave
of bombing attacks have recently targeted worship places and worshippers of
Tension is also festering between the government of Maliki, a Shiite, and
Iraqi Sunnis who accuse authorities of marginalizing and targeting their
community, including through wrongful detentions and accusations of
involvement in terrorism. (end)
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