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Bombs hit Sunni mosque, kill 8

on April 12, 2013 10:10 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) — A pair of bombs struck in quick succession outside a Sunni mosque north of Baghdad today, killing at least eight people and wounding more than 30.

The attacks in the town of Kanaan, about 47 miles northeast of the capital, are likely to increase fears of further violence ahead of provincial elections in much of the country scheduled for next week.

Today’s blasts struck as worshippers were leaving after midday prayers from the town’s Omar Bin Abdul-Aziz mosque, said police officials in Diyala province, where Kanaan is located. A hospital official confirmed the casualty figures.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for today’s attacks.

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