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May 16, 2013 at 11:40pm IST

Suicide bomber hits Shiite mosque in north Iraq, 8 dead

Kirkuk: A suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside a Shiite mosque in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Thursday, killing at least eight people as they attended a mourning ceremony, police said.

The bombing followed a series of blasts on Shiite neighbourhoods in Baghdad hours earlier, part of a surge in violence over the last four weeks stirring worries Iraq may slide back into widespread sectarian confrontation.

Suicide bomber hits Shiite mosque in north Iraq, 8 dead

The bombing followed a series of blasts on Shiite neighbourhoods in Baghdad hours earlier.

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