Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

Dozens killed in blasts at mosque

The attack happened in a part of Baghdad known as Kasra

A double bomb attack on a Shia mosque in northern Baghdad that struck as worshippers were leaving after prayers has killed at least 35 people, Iraq officials said.

Police say more than 50 people were wounded in the evening attack. They say it happened in a part of the Iraqi capital known as Kasra, a predominantly Shia enclave in a part of the city that is otherwise largely Sunni.

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the gate of the mosque, and then a car he apparently arrived in exploded nearby.

Hospital officials confirmed the casualty numbers.

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