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13 July 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Iraqi police say that a bomb exploded at a Sunni mosque in eastern Iraq, killing two people and wounding 16.

Police said on 13 July that the blast occurred late last night in Jalula near the Iranian border. Six of the wounded are in serious condition.

Police said a suicide bomber might have been inside the mosque preparing for an attack when the explosives detonated prematurely.

Sunni insurgents have mounted several bombings in or near Shi'ite mosques in a campaign designed to topple Iraq's new Shi'ite-led government.

(AFP/Reuters)
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