Triple bombing kills nine mourners in Iraq | Inquirer News

Triple bombing kills nine mourners in Iraq

/ 05:32 PM December 01, 2013

BAGHDAD, Iraq—Authorities in Iraq say a triple bombing at a funeral has killed nine mourners in a town northeast of Baghdad.

Police officials say bombs went off Sunday morning at a gathering of mourners in Wajihiya, 80 kilometers from the capital. The funeral was for a local Sunni tribal sheik’s son who died a day earlier.

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Police said that 45 other people were wounded in the attack.

A hospital official confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media.

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