Bombs hit Iraq mosque after prayers, killing 7

Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say two bombs have struck a Sunni mosque north of Baghdad, killing at least seven people and wounding about 30.

Police officials in Diyala province say the blasts went off on Friday as worshippers were leaving after midday prayers from the Omar Bin Abdul-Aziz mosque in the town of Kanaan. The town is about 75 kilometers (47 miles) northeast of the capital, Baghdad.

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

Violence in Iraq has fallen sharply from its peak in 2006 and 2007, but deadly attacks remain common a decade after the U.S.-led invasion.

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