Funeral attack leaves 21 dead in Iraq

Posted on Dec 30 2014 - 12:46am by admin

A suicide bomber sporting an explosive vest blew himself up amongst mourners within a funeral tent on a farm about 12 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, in step with police.

at the least 21 people have been killed and 35 others injured on the funeral in al Taji, a mostly Sunni district, officers said.

The funeral used to be for a member of the local Awakening Council, a group often referred to as the Sons of Iraq and Sahawat, made from Sunni Arab warring parties who became towards al Qaeda.

Iraqi security forces believe that ISIS militants were in the back of the attack.

Awakening Councils are U.S.-backed teams which were active in Iraq for the reason that 2006. a number of years ago, the councils were credited as being a significant component in a drop in violence throughout Iraq, but council members have additionally develop into objectives for jihadists.

(CNN)

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