Iraq: Suicide bombing kills 15 at Shiite funeral

Published June 18, 2012

| Associated Press

A local health official says 15 Iraqis have been killed and 40 wounded in a suicide bombing northeast of Baghdad that targeted a funeral for a Shiite tribal leader.

Diyala health directorate Faris al-Azzawi said the bomber detonated his explosives belt in a tent where mourners were gathered in Baqouba.

Baqouba is a former Sunni insurgent stronghold located 60 kilometers (35 miles) from the Iraqi capital

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