Five killed at blast near Baghdad mosque
on 05/10/2012 13:58:10
The bombs went off outside the al-Sadrein mosque and at a nearby police checkpoint as Friday noon prayers ended in the mostly Shiite neighbourhood of Zafaraniyah in south-eastern Baghdad, police said.
They said at least 26 worshippers were wounded.
A medical official in a nearby hospital confirmed the casualty figures.
Violence has dropped in Iraq since the height of the insurgency a few years ago but militants still launch deadly attacks against security forces and Shiites in an attempt to undermine the Shiite-led government.