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Sunday 20 April 2014

Deadly blast hits Iraq Sunni mosque

A deadly blast has rocked a Sunni mosque north of Baghdad

An explosion inside a Sunni mosque north of Baghdad has killed at least 11 people in the latest outburst of violence to hit Iraq.

Officials in Samarra say the blast went off around midday, during Friday prayers. At least eight people were wounded in the attack.

Samarra is a largely Sunni Muslim city that is home to a revered Shiite shrine. It is 95 kilometres (60 miles) north of the Iraqi capital.

Iraq is weathering its worst bout of violence in half a decade. The killing has risen significantly since April, with more than 4,000 killed since the start of that month.

Press Association

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