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Double Suicide Bombing Targets Shi'ite Mosque In Baghdad


Two suicide bombers have carried out a coordinated attack on a Shi'ite mosque in Baghdad, killing at least 31 people.

In the June 18 attacks, one bomber targeted a checkpoint near the Shi'ite mosque in northern Baghdad, while the other detonated his explosives inside the mosque minutes later.

Iraqi officials and medical sources confirmed the death toll and said more than 50 people were wounded.

The bombings occurred around the time of midday prayers.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Iraq has been suffering a wave of sectarian attacks recently.

Last month, more than 1,000 people were killed across the country in the worst violence Iraq has seen since the sectarian violence in 2006 and 2007.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AFP, and AP
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