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Suicide bombers target Iraqi mosque and hospital, killing 17

06-04-2011 09:47 BJT

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A suicide bomber has blown himself up inside a hospital in Iraq's northern city of Tikrit, leaving 17 people dead and wounding several others.

The attack happened after a Sunni Member of Parliament visited the hospital, following a bomb explosion at a mosque. The attack on the mosque, killed 19 and injured 61. The blast occurred as worshippers were leaving Friday prayers in the Sunni-dominated city, 150 kilometers north of Baghdad.

The mosque is inside a complex of palaces previously belonging to Saddam Hussein. The dead from the blast include a senior provincial judge, and several local officials were injured. Police have imposed a security cordon in the vicinity.

A suicide bomber has blown himself up inside
a hospital in Iraq's northern city of Tikrit,
leaving 17 people dead and wounding several
others.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CNTV.CN

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