Suicide bomber kills 30 in Baghdad

2013-09-11 21:29
(Shaun Curry, AFP)

(Shaun Curry, AFP)

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Baghdad - A suicide bombing against a Shi'ite mosque as worshippers streamed left at least 30 people dead on Wednesday, officials said.

Dozens were wounded in the bloodshed, and locals exacted a grim revenge on one man suspected of being a second attacker in the mosque bombing, which comes amid Iraq's worst bloodshed since 2008.

Immediately after the bombing, locals spotted a man they suspected was about to blow himself up as well, and gunned him down before setting his corpse ablaze, the sources said.

Authorities have sought to tackle the unrest with a string of measures ranging from massive security operations to implementing tight traffic restrictions in the capital in a bid to stem the number of car bombs.

But attacks have continued to hit much of the country, with more than 4 000 people killed in violence already this year.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack against the Tamimi mosque, a Shi'ite place of worship, but Sunni militants linked to al-Qaeda frequently set off attacks against Iraq's Shi'ite majority, who they regard as apostates.
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