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At Least 11 Killed at Sunni Mosque in Iraq

By VOA News
16 October 2009

Iraqi police say a suicide bomber has killed at least 11 people in an attack on a mosque in northern Iraq.

Officials say some 70 people were wounded in the bombing, which took place during Friday prayers at a Sunni mosque in the mostly Shi'ite Turkmen town of Tal Afar.

Police say the the bomber opened fire with a gun, then blew himself up.

The imam, a member of a major Iraqi Sunni political party, was shot dead in the attack.

Tal Afar, in Nineveh province near Mosul, has been hit by attacks in the past, including one in July that killed about 35 people.

Iraq has seen a decline in violence during the past year, but attacks in and around Mosul have continued.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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