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Car bomb kills five at Iraqi Sunni mosque

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 3 May 2013
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May 03, 2013

Iraqi officials say at least five people have been killed and about 20 others injured in a car-bomb attack at a Sunni mosque in a predominantly Sunni area of Rashidiya, north of Baghdad.

Police said the explosion occurred when worshippers were leaving after midday Friday Prayers at Al-Ghufran mosque.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

On May 2, the United Nations reported that April was the deadliest month for Iraq in nearly five years.

According to the UN report, more than 700 people were killed and 1,600 were wounded in the country last month.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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