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Dozens Killed In Suicide Bombing Inside Iraq Shi'ite Mosque

Iraq Suicide Attack Kills Dozensi
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January 24, 2013
A suicide bomber struck a packed funeral ceremony at a Shi'ite mosque in northern Iraq on January 23, killing at least 25 people and wounding dozens. The bomber detonated his explosives at the Sayyid al-Shuhada mosque in Tuz Khormato as mourners marked the death of a government employee who was killed in a drive-by shooting a day earlier, according to witnesses. (AP)
A suicide bombing inside a Shi'ite mosque in the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu has killed dozens of people.

Local officials said the attack on January 23 targeted the funeral of a man who was killed a day earlier.

It is still unclear how many were killed when a suicide bomber entered the mosque and blew himself up among the crowd.

Officials and tribal leaders were reportedly among those wounded in the attack.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing.

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters

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