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Almost 30 killed in mosque attack in Baghdad

08-29-2011 15:57 BJT

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A suicide bomber has blown himself up during prayers inside Baghdad's largest Sunni mosque killing at least 29 people and injuring 38 others. Blood-soaked quilts still lay scattered in the street outside the gates to the mosque on Monday morning following the Sunday night attack.

The building is the largest Sunni mosque in Baghdad. No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing, but suicide attacks are generally a hallmark of al-Qaida, which is dominated by Sunnis.

A man injured in a bomb attack at Umm al-Qura mosque has his wounds treated in
Baghdad August 29, 2011. A suicide bomber posing as a beggar detonated his
explosives inside a main Baghdad Sunni mosque on Sunday, killing at least 24
people, including an Iraqi lawmaker, and wounding more than 30 others, hospital
and local officials. REUTERS/Ahmed Malik


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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