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Iraq: Bomb kills 15 at Shi'ite funeral

2012-06-18 19:53

Baghdad - A local health official says 15 Iraqis have been killed and 40 wounded in a suicide bombing northeast of Baghdad that targeted a funeral for a Shi'ite tribal leader.

Diyala health directorate Faris al-Azzawi said the bomber detonated his explosives belt in a tent where mourners were gathered in Baqouba.

Baqouba is a former Sunni insurgent stronghold located 60km from the Iraqi capital.