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The death toll has now risen to 48 following a suicide bomb attack in Baghdad. Another 52 were wounded in the violence. The incident took place at the base of a paramilitary group.
It was early, Sunday morning when a suicide bomber blew up his explosive vest, among a crowd of Awakening Council members, or Sahwa in Arabic.
People were lining up to collect their salaries at the time of the violent act. Sunday's bombing, was the deadliest in a series of attacks across Iraq.
The flurry of attacks are aimed at the Sons of Iraq, a Sunni group ALSO known as Sahwa that works with government forces to fight al-Qaida in Iraq.