Baghdad, Sep 27: At least five people were killed and 21 others wounded in bomb attacks against two Sunni mosques in Iraq’s capital Baghdad Friday, police said.
The first roadside bomb exploded near Al Tawheed mosque in the Dora district in southern Baghdad after Friday prayers, killing five worshippers and wounding 16 others, a police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Another roadside bomb went off near Shanshal mosque in the Jihad district in southwestern Baghdad, wounding five worshippers, the source said.
Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years which raises fears that the country is sliding back to the full blown civil conflict that peaked in 2006 and 2007 when the monthly death toll sometimes exceeded 3,000.
The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq said earlier this month that almost 5,000 civilians were killed and 12,000 injured in violent attacks in Iraq from January to August this year.