Suicide bombing in Iraq's Abu Ghraib mosque leaves 12 dead



    Suicide bombing in Iraq's Abu Ghraib mosque leaves 12 dead

    June 28, Baghdad: At least 12 people were killed and 32 wounded when a suicide bomber wearing a vest packed with explosives attacked a mosque west of the capital Baghdad, according to the officials.

    The blast struck a Sunni mosque in Abu Ghraib, roughly halfway between Baghdad and the city of Fallujah, as worshipers gathered after midnight to pray, police and medics told the Reuters news agency early on Tuesday.

    A separate report by the Associated Press news agency said the death toll was 14, citing police and hospital officials who spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not allowed to release information.

    No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

    The attack was the first in or around Baghdad since the Iraqi government declared victory on Sunday over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) in the city of Fallujah, further west, Al Jazeera reprots.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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