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Suicide bomber kills 15 in Iraq

Baghdad:  In  yet another  suicide bomb attack, 15 people were killed and 60 injured today in an ethnic minority village in Iraq. The suicide attacker detonated a truck bomb in Muwafaqiya, a village of the Shia

India TV News Desk Updated on: October 17, 2013 18:00 IST


Hospital officials confirmed the casualties. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release the information.

Iraq's small Shabak community is mostly concentrated around Mosul, the provincial capital of the ethnically mixed Ninevah province, which is predominantly Sunni Muslim. Many were driven out of the city by Sunni militants during the sectarian fighting that raged after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

The Shabak have their own distinct language and are primarily Shiite Muslim.

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