Two blasts at Iraqi Sunni mosque kill 43

By REUTERS
May 17, 2013 17:08

BAQUBA, Iraq - Two bombs exploded outside a Sunni Muslim mosque the Iraqi city of Baquba as worshipers left after Friday prayers, killing at least 43 people in one of the deadliest attacks in a month-long surge in sectarian violence.

One blast exploded outside the mosque in Baquba, about 50 km (30 miles) northeast of the capital of Baghdad, and a second explosion tore into crowds of people rushing to help victims of the first attack, police said.

Local television showed images of bodies on the ground outside the mosque, pools of blood and scattered shoes of the victims. Police vehicles rushed wounded away from the scene.


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