12 killed, 25 injured in Iraq mosque bombing

Baghdad, May 17 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and 25 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shia mosque in northern Iraq, police said.

The suicide bomber entered the Al Zahraa mosque in Kirkuk, some 250 km north of Baghdad, and then blew himself up, police told Xinhua.

The explosion also caused damage to the mosque.

The attack took place when the mosque was holding a funeral for a person killed in an attack Wednesday.

On Thursday, a series of car bombs and a gunfire attack in Shia neighbourhoods in Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul, left at least 11 people dead and 45 wounded.

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