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Sunni mosques in Iraq attacked after Friday prayers

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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.

REUTERS SI RK1710

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