Mosque, funeral bombings kill 47 in Iraq

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Associated Press

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Updated Friday, May 17 at 8:33 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq police have raised the death toll from today's bombings at a Sunni mosque and funeral to 47.

A security official said the first attack, in Baghdad's Baqouba district, hit worshippers emerging from Friday prayers, killing 40 people and wounding 56. The second bombing, at a funeral south of the capital, killed seven and wounded 11.

A health official confirmed the death toll.

All spoke anonymously as they were not authorized to talk to reporters.

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