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Monday
Jun242013

Another Iraq Mosque Targeted by Suicide Bomber

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- For the second time in five days, insurgents targeted a mosque in Iraq's capital city using a suicide bomb attack.

According to witnesses, the assailant detonated explosives inside the Shiite mosque during Saturday evening prayers, leaving 14 people dead and two dozen injured.

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack although suspicion fell on Iraq's main al Qaeda group, which is trying to stir up sectarian warfare between Shiites and Sunnis.

Last Tuesday, a Shiite mosque in Baghdad was also struck by a suicide bomber, leaving 29 people dead and more than 40 wounded.

Insurgents have stepped up attacks against civilians and security forces in Iraq over the past two months in an effort to undermine the majority Shiite government.

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