Iraq

At Least 49 Dead in Series of Bombings Across Iraq

In retaliation for previous bombings

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The attacks are believed to be retaliation for attacks against Shias on Wednesday and Thursday. Almost 100 Iraqis are believed to have been killed in this latest outbreak of sectarian violence.

On Friday, two bombs were detonated near a Sunni mosque and another targeted a Sunni funeral procession. One bomb exploded as worshippers were departing a mosque in the city of Baquba, north of Baghdad. A second bomb hit after crowds had gathered to help the injured, in a tactic that has become common in Iraq. At least 49 people are believed to have been killed, and another 57 wounded, police and a doctor told the AFP news agency.