Bombs kill 6 Sunnis in Baghdad
28 September, 2013
BAGHDAD: Two bombs exploded near Sunni mosques in the Iraqi capital as worshippers left after Friday prayers, killing six people, while seven more died in attacks targeting security forces, officials said.
The bombs – one near a mosque in the Dura area of Baghdad and the second in Jihad – also wounded at least 22 people. The blasts were the latest in a series of sectarian attacks in the city, and came a week after two bombs in a Sunni mosque north of the capital killed 18 people. There are persistent fears of a return to the all-out Sunni-Shia violence that peaked in 2006-2007 and killed tens of thousands of people.
Other attacks on Friday targeted security forces in north Iraq. In Nineveh province, a bomb killed a police colonel and two of his guards, and wounded four others. A suicide bomber also detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle near an army base in the province, killing two soldiers and wounding 10 other people, while a bomb near a policeman's house killed his mother. And gunmen shot dead a police colonel in Kirkuk province.