8 killed in northern Iraq mosque bombing


A video grab of footage showing the aftermath of bombing outside a mosque in Kirkuk, northern Iraq. Photo courtesy - Euronews

Kirkuk: A bomb exploded near a mosque in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, killing eight worshippers after the first prayer of Eid Al Adha, the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice, police and medical sources said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Tuesday's attack.

"I was on my way home nearby when I heard the explosion. I ran back to see what had happened and there were many killed and wounded people," said Ibrahim Mohammed. "There is drilling work on one of the mosque pillars and the bomb was placed there".

Fifteen people were wounded in the blast, said authorities.

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