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Bombing kills 15 in Iraqi village

on October 17, 2013 10:10 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car among houses in an ethnic minority village in northern Iraq today, killing at least 15 people and extending a wave of bloodshed that has gripped the country.

The bombing happened in the Shabak village of al-Mouafaqiyah near the restive city of Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, according to police officials.

The force of the blast leveled houses in the community and wounded at least 52 people, according to the officials.

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