A suicide bomber detonated a vest loaded with explosives at a Shiite funeral in eastern Baghdad on Tuesday killing five people and wounding 15 others, police said
The late afternoon explosion took place at in Baghdad's eastern Zayouna neighborhood, a mixed Shiite and Sunni district, a police officer said on customary condition of anonymity.
In another development, the government sent to the parliament speaker a draft bill on Tuesday for an amnesty for some detainees being held in Iraqi prisons, government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said.
The bill excludes those held in US custody and those imprisoned for a variety of crimes ranging from terrorism, kidnapping and rape to antiquities smuggling, adultery and homosexuality. It also excludes senior figures of the former Baath regime.
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