Sunday, October 26, 2014


Iraq

At Least 20 Dead In Bombing Of Iraqi Funeral Procession

A bomb attack on an Iraqi funeral procession in the central city of Baquba has left at least 20 people dead and dozens wounded.

Police said the June 10 attack targeted mourners at a funeral for a Sunni university professor who was shot dead on June 9.

An unnamed hospital official said there were at least 27 people being treated for injuries from the blast.

Violence has increased dramatically in Iraq in recent months as militant groups attack cities and routinely stage attacks on events that gather large groups of people, including funerals.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and dpa

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