Shia extremists target Sunni mosque in Iraq, 68 killed
August 23 , 2014
A deadly attack on an Iraqi mosque frequented by Sunni worshipers in Diyala province has killed at least 68 people.
Shia extremists are believed to be behind the attack.
Police said that the initial attack was carried out by a suicide bomber, after which gunmen fired on worshipers trying to flee.
In recent weeks there has been intense fighting in Diyala between Sunni Isis militants and Iraqi forces who are supported by Shia fighters.