September 20, 2013 - 15:32 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Two bombs concealed in air conditioning units inside a Sunni mosque south of the Iraqi city of Samarra exploded during Friday prayers, killing at least 15 people, police and hospital sources said, according to Reuters.
A further 17 people were wounded in the blasts, which took place in al-Mafraq, around 10 km south of Samarra.
Last Friday a bomb has struck a Sunni mosque during prayers north of Baghdad, killing 28 people. Police officials said the bombing hit the village of Umm al-Adham on the outskirts of Baqouba, 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad.
The officials say at least 41 people are wounded. Health officials confirmed the death toll.
Last Wednesday, a car bomb that exploded near a Shi'ite mosque in the Iraqi capital on killed at least 15 people.
A further 27 were wounded in the blast, which took place in the northwestern Kasra district of Baghdad.
A wave of bombings in Iraq killed at least 14 civilians and wounded dozens a day earlier, as insurgents try to exploit the country's political instability and undermine government efforts to maintain security.
Iraq is weathering it deadliest bout of violence in half a decade, raising fears the country is returning to the widespread killing that pushed it to the brink of civil war following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.