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Eleven killed in bomb attacks on mosques in Iraq

  • At least 11 people were killed and more than 30 wounded in bomb attacks at mosques in Iraq's capital Baghdad and Diyala provice on Friday.

    The highest death toll took place in Kanaan, Diyala, located some 47 miles northeast of Baghdad.

    The bomb exploded as Sunni worshippers were leaving the Omar Bin Abdul-Aziz mosque.

    The attacks come ahead of Iraq's provincial elections on April 20, the first to take place since 2010.

    No group has yet claimed responsibility.

    In recent months, tensions have escalated between Iraq's Sunni and Shia over claims by the majority Sunni Muslim communities that they have been overlooked by Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's Shia-led government.

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