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Iraq: Bomb attack kills 8 in northern Iraq

15th Oct 2013

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least eight people were killed and 12 others wounded in a roadside bomb explosion near a mosque in northern Iraq on Tuesday, police said.

The roadside bomb went off near the Al Quds Mosque in southern Kirkuk, some 250 km north of Baghdad, after the morning prayers for Eid al-Adha holiday, a police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The blast also damaged cars and houses nearby, the police source added.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but the al-Qaida front in Iraq, in most cases, was responsible for such massive attacks, raising fears that the terrorist group and other militia could return to widespread violence, particularly as Iraq is trying to fend off the spillover of the escalating violence in neighboring Syria.

Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years. According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, almost 6,000 Iraqis were killed and over 14,000 others injured from January to September this year.

Editor: Zhu Ningzhu

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-10/15/c_132800487.htm

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