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Sunni mosques in Iraq attacked after Friday prayers

Written by: Staff

BAGHDAD, July 7 (Reuters) Bomb blasts rocked two Sunni mosques in Baghdad shortly after noon prayers today, killing at least five people and wounding nine, police said.

Seven people were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded outside a third Sunni mosque in Baquba, a town 64 km north of Baghdad in Diyala province, police said.

Three people were killed and two wounded when a mortar round landed on a mosque in the capital's northern al-Wazeriya district, while two people were killed and two wounded by a car bomb near a mosque in the western al-Jihad district.

The Iraqi government has imposed a regular Friday curfew banning all movement of vehicles in Baghdad and Diyala to stop such attacks, which they say are aimed at fuelling sectarian tensions between Shi'ites and minority Sunnis.


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