Suicide Bomber Opens Fire in Iraqi Mosque

Friday, October 16, 2009

A suicide bomber killed 12 people, including an imam, and wounded at least thirty others in northern Iraq, after opening fire on mosque worshippers Friday during prayers.

The attack occurred in Tal Afar, west of Mosul near the border with Syria, as people gathered for weekly congressional prayers at a mosque used by Sunni Muslim Arabs, according to the BBC.

The attacker first shot the imam and then blew himself up, a police officer told the AFP.

Attacks in Iraq have declined though violence is common in some areas, including Mosul and Baghdad.


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