Bomb attacks kill 52 in Baghdad and Baquba

By REUTERS
January 15, 2014 11:22




BAGHDAD - Bomb attacks hit the Iraqi capital Baghdad and a village near the northern town of Baquba on Wednesday, killing at least 52 people, police and hospital sources said.

In the deadliest incident, a bomb blew up in a funeral tent where mourners were marking the death two days ago of a Sunni Muslim pro-government militiaman, police said. It killed 18 people and wounded 16 in Shatub, a village south of Baquba.

Police had earlier put the death toll at 47.

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