Samarra (Iraq), Apr 12 (AFP) 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 mayor said.

Salaheddin Shaalan 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. (AFP) ZH ZH

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