Two bombs kill at least 15 in Iraqi Sunni mosque

Two bombs kill at least 15 in Iraqi Sunni mosque

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.

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