Bomb attacks kill 52 in Baghdad and Baquba - Iraqi police

by Reuters
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 09:04 GMT

BAGHDAD, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Bomb attacks hit the Iraqi capital Baghdad and a village near the northern town of Baquba on Wednesday, killing at least 52 people, police and hospital sources said.

In the deadliest incident, a bomb blew up in a funeral tent where mourners were marking the death two days ago of a Sunni Muslim pro-government militiaman, police said. It killed 18 people and wounded 16 in Shatub, a village south of Baquba.

Police had earlier put the death toll at 47. (Writing by Alistair Lyon; Editing by Janet Lawrence)