Deadly attack hits Iraq mosque

Suicide bombing killed 12 people in Shia mosque near Baghdad.

    Police and soldiers sealed off the mosque after the suicide attack [AFP]

    In July 2005 more than 70 people were killed in the same mosque when a suicide bomber detonated explosives loaded on a lorry.

    The mosque is mainly used by worshippers who follow Muqtada al-Sadr, a Shia leader.

    Politicians loyal to al-Sadr strongly opposed the security pact which the parliament approved on Thursday, which allows US troops to remain in Iraq for another three years.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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