Blast hits Sunni mosque in Iraq, killing 5

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Baghdad, Mar 24: A bomb planted outside a Sunni mosque in Iraq killed five people and wounded 12 others as worshippers were leaving midday prayers today (Mar 24, 2006), police said.

Police said most of the wounded were in a serious condition.

They said the bomb had been planted near the entrance of the Sa'ad bin Abiwakkas mosque in Khalis, a town northeast of Baghdad.

A number of Sunni mosques have been targeted in sectarian attacks since the February 22 bombing of a major Shi'ite mosque in Samarra unleashed a wave of violence that pushed Iraq towards the edge of civil war.

REUTERS

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