Suicide bomber kills 14 in Iraqi mosque

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Associated Press

Posted on June 22, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 22 at 5:33 PM

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has blown himself up inside a Shiite mosque north of Baghdad, killing 14 and wounding 32 others.

Police say the attacker struck Saturday evening in the village of Sabaa al-Bour, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) north of Baghdad.

Medical officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.

The attacks and several others elsewhere Saturday that killed nine are the latest in a wave of violence that has killed more than 2,000 Iraqis since the start of April. It is the bloodiest and most sustained spate of violence to hit Iraq since 2008.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but al-Qaida's Iraq arm and other Sunni extremists frequently target Shiites.

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