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Double suicide bomb attack against Shiite mosque in Iraq kills at least 12 worshippers

Published 08/05/2015 | 12:56

The attack bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State extremist group, which considers Shiite Muslims heretics.
The attack bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State extremist group, which considers Shiite Muslims heretics.

A double suicide bomb attack against a Shiite mosque in north-eastern Iraq has killed at least 12 worshippers, officials said.

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Police said a car bomber first attacked the al-Zahraa mosque in the town of Balad Ruz as worshippers were leaving after the Friday sermon. A second bomber on foot attacked the crowds gathered in the aftermath.

At least 30 others were wounded, the official added.

Balad Ruz is 44 miles north east of Baghdad.

A medical official confirmed the casualty figures.

The attack bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State extremist group, which considers Shiite Muslims heretics.

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