Iraq

Attacks and violence from Baghdad to Mosul

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Another day of violence in Iraq, where at least 27 people were killed in attacks.

The most violent attack targeted the Shiite mosque of Abu al Timan, in the Chorja area of central Baghdad. A suicide bomber triggered his explosive belt outside the mosque, where worshippers were gathering for prayer, killing 19 and injuring 34. No group claimed the attack, but like in other similar cases suspicions point to al Qaeda linked Sunni groups. Another two civilians were killed in the capital in two blasts in the areas of Sadr City (north) and Dura (south).

Attacks and clashes also left six dead in the northern city of Mosul.

Based on media estimates, violence in Ieaq has killed over 4,000 people since the start of the year. [VV/BO]