Iraq Sunnis close mosques in security protest

Sunni groups in Diyala call on government for more protection, saying they are being targeted in sectarian attacks.

    Sunni Muslim groups in Iraq's Diyala Province have closed all mosques for a day in protest as sectarian violence escalates. 

    The wider Sunni community promised to take the same action if the predominantely Shia government would not respond to their calls. 

    Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan reports from Baghdad.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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