Suicide bomber hits mosque in Iraq, killing 18

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Associated Press

Posted on September 29, 2013 at 11:34 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a suicide bomber has detonated his explosives belt inside a Shiite mosque south of Baghdad, killing 18 in the latest episode of violence to hit the troubled country.

Mayor Qassim Raheem of the town of Musayyib, about 40 miles (60 kilometers) south of the capital, said the bomber was linked to al-Qaida and took advantage of large crowds at a funeral for victims of a roadside bombing.

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