Bomb outside Sunni mosque kills 6 in Iraq

A roadside bomb killed a Sunni cleric and five worshippers when they left a mosque in Bagdhad, 31 people were wounded in the blast

Bomb outside Sunni mosque kills 6 in Iraq

World Bulletin/News Desk

A roadside bomb killed a Sunni cleric and five worshippers when they left a mosque in Bagdhad after Friday prayers, police and medics said.

A further 31 people were wounded in the blast outside the mosque in al-Rashidiya district of Baghdad, medics said. It was not clear who was behind the attack.

Sunnis have been protesting since December against the Shi'ite-led government, which they accuse of marginalising their minority sect and monopolising power since U.S.-led troops toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Government concessions had begun to defuse the Sunni demonstrations until security forces raided a protest camp in the town of Hawija on April 23, sparking clashes that swiftly spread to other Sunni areas.

 

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