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16 dead in attack at Iraq funeral of anti-IS fighters: mayor

AFP  |  Samarra (Iraq) 

At least 16 people died in a bomb attack today during funerals in a northern village for Iraqi fighters killed by the Islamic State group, the said.

told AFP that a bomb targeted a funeral procession in Asdira, near the town of Sharqat, for fighters killed the previous day.

Most of the 14 people wounded in the blast were in "critical condition", he said.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 22:25 IST