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15 dead in Baghdad suicide bomb on Shiites: officials

Iraqi policemen stand at a checkpoint in central Baghdad on November 29, 2012. A suicide bomber blew himself up on Tuesday at a Shiite Muslim religious hall in north Baghdad, killing at least 15 people, security officials said, the latest in a surge in nationwide violence.

Iraqi policemen stand at a checkpoint in central Baghdad on November 29, 2012. A suicide bomber blew himself up on Tuesday at a Shiite Muslim religious hall in north Baghdad, killing at least 15 people, security officials said, the latest in a surge in nationwide violence.  (AFP/File)

A suicide bomber blew himself up on Tuesday at a Shiite Muslim religious hall in north Baghdad, killing at least 15 people, security officials said, the latest in a surge in nationwide violence.

The blast took place shortly after midday prayers in the Habib ibn al-Mudhaher Hussainiyah in the capital's Qahira neighbourhood, the interior ministry and police sources said.

At least 30 people were wounded in the attack.

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