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Iraq: Suicide bomber kills 11,injures 13 in minority funeral

Sectarian violence in Iraq has been the cause of several deaths and injuries in recent months.

Officials in Iraq say a suicide bomber has attacked a funeral for members of an ethnic minority in the country,killing at least 11 people and injuring 13

Police say a suicide bomber set off an explosive belt inside a funeral held by members of Shabak minority near the northern city of Mosul on Saturday afternoon. The Shabaks are ethnic Turkomen and Shiite Muslims. Most of them live in villages east of Mosul,the provincial capital of the ethnically mixed Ninevah province that is predominantly Sunni Muslim.

Officials in nearby hospitals confirmed the death toll. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to journalists.

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First published on: 14-09-2013 at 07:14:59 pm
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