Bomb attacks kill 31 Shiite mourners in Iraq

Bomb attacks in capital Baghdad and Babylon city killed at least 31 people and wounded 47 on Sunday

Bomb attacks kill 31 Shiite mourners in Iraq

World Bulletin/News Desk

Two suicide bomb attacks in capital Baghdad and Babylon city in Iraq killed at least 31 people and wounded 47 on Sunday amid a fresh round of widespread sectarian bloodshed.

The first attack targeted a mosque full of mourners at a funeral of a previous terror victim in Babylon’s Musayyib area.

The powerful explosion ripped through Al-Hussein mosque and collapsing roof of the temple increased the death toll as 25 Iraqis were killed in the incident. Thirty-five others were wounded, some in serious condition.

A car bomb went off in Baghdad's Husayniyah region, killing 6 and wounding 12 others, security officials told an Anadolu Agency correspondent. 

Approximately 6,000 Iraqis were killed since the start of 2013 according to the independent monitoring web site Iraq Body Count.

Escalating sectarian killings in Iraq is a gruesome reminder of the violence back in 2006 and 2007 which brought the country to the brink of a civil war.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Eylül 2013, 09:18

Muhammed Öylek

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