Iraq: 20 Dead, Dozens Hurt In Suicide Blast

A suicide bomber has killed 20 people and wounded dozens during a political rally in the Iraqi city of Baqouba, according to officials.

The bomber detonated his explosives as Muthana al-Jourani, a Sunni candidate for the provincial council, was hosting lunch for supporters in a large hospitality tent pitched next to his house, councilman Sadiq al-Huseini said.

The city, some 35 miles north-east of Baghdad and made up of Sunni and Shi’ite residents, has been a focus of insurgent attacks …

via The Cuckoo’s Nest

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