35 killed, 75 injured in Iraq suicide bombing

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 14:50 hrs

Baghdad, Jan 23 (IANS) As many as 35 people were killed and 75 injured in an Iraqi city Wednesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up during a funeral at a Shiite mosque, Xinhua reported.

The incident occurred in the afternoon when the suicide bomber blew himself up among mourners at a funeral inside the mosque in Tuz-Khurmato city, some 200 km from Baghdad, a police source said.

It was the funeral of a government employee, killed a day ago, and was also a relative of Shuhadaa Hashim, a Shiite member of the Council of Salahudin province, the source added.

Hashim and the deputy governor of the province, a Sunni-dominated region, were among the injured.

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