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Iraqi officials say bomb blasts outside a Sunni mosque in the city of Baquba, north of Baghdad, have killed some 30 people.

Police said two roadside bombs struck near the Al-Salam Mosque as worshippers were leaving after Friday Prayers. More than 20 were reported wounded.

A surge in violence in Iraq has raised fears the country may be slipping back into the widespread sectarian fighting that plagued it in 2006 and 2007.

More than 4,000 people have been killed in Iraq this year.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP