BAGHDAD: At least 24 persons were killed and 49 others injured in evening attacks against Shias in Iraq, officials said on Friday.
In one of the attacks, a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden motorcycle into a funeral tent for a Shia family in the town of in Muqdadiyah, about 90 kilometres north of Baghdad, officials said. That explosion killed 13 people and wounded 24, they said.
In the northern town of Dujail, about 80 kilometers from Baghdad, a parked car bomb went off outside a Shia mosque late on Thursday. As people gathered around the blast site, another bomb went off.
The twin bombing killed at least 11 people and wounded 25, said the town mayor, Nayif al-Khazrachi.