Baghdad suicide bomber kills 29 in attack on Sunni mosque

Guardian – A suicide bomber blew himself up inside Baghdad’s largest Sunni mosque last night, killing 29 people during prayers, in a strike on a place of worship similar to the one that brought Iraq to the brink of civil war five years ago. Iraqi security officials said Iraqi parliament member Khalid al-Fahdawi, a Sunni, was among the dead in the attack. Major General Qassim al-Moussawi, a spokesman for Baghdad’s military operations command, confirmed the bombing happened inside the Um al-Qura mosque during prayers in the western Baghdad neighbourhood of al-Jamiah. The blue-domed building is the largest Sunni mosque in Baghdad. Read Article