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64 killed in Iraq mosque attack

Published:Saturday | August 23, 2014 | 12:00 PM

An attack by suspected Shia militiamen on a Sunni mosque in Iraq's Diyala province has killed at least 64 people.



Officials say a bomber blew himself up in the mosque during Friday prayers and gunmen fired on fleeing worshippers.



The attack is seen as a blow to government efforts to secure backing from Sunni groups in its battle against Islamic State jihadists.



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