Iraq endured another weekend of violence that left over 100 people dead, as bombs exploded in Baghdad and other towns. A total of 5,000 people have been killed this year. Tensions have been building between the Sunni and Shiite factions.
On Friday, 30 people were killed at a Sunni mosque in Baquba and 52 were injured. The bomb was in the AC ducts and went off at 1PM. A Sunni mosque was bombed in Qara Tapa, killing one person and injuring four others. Five people were also killed in Mosul in three attacks.
A suicide bomber killed 26 and injured another 26 at a funeral for one of Iraq’s Shabak ethnic minority on Saturday. It happened in Baashiqah, a Sunni Arab town in northern Iraq. A policeman and three others were wounded in Nineveh province and two died in an attack in Dujali.