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Officials: 29 dead in suicide bomb in Iraq mosque

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi police and hospital officials say 29 worshippers have been killed by a suicide bomber who blew himself up inside Baghdad's largest Sunni mosque during prayers.

Officials say 38 more people were injured in the 9:40 p.m. Sunday strike on the Um al-Qura mosque during prayers in the western Baghdad neighborhood of Al-Jamiaah.

They said parliament lawmaker Khalid al-Fahdawi, a Sunni, was among the dead.

The mosque attack is reminiscent of a 2006 attack on a Shiite shrine in the Sunni city of Samarra that fueled widespread sectarian violence and nearly ignited a nationwide civil war.

 

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