Two Sunni mosques attacked south of Baghdad: police

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Posted: Jan 04, 2016 4:59 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least two Sunni Muslim mosques in an Iraqi city around 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad were bombed and partially destroyed late on Sunday, a local official, a police source and a resident said.

The Interior Ministry confirmed attacks on Sunni mosques in Hilla province without providing details and warned the population against being dragged into sectarian conflict.

Iraq has faced sectarian bloodletting for years, mainly between the Sunni minority and Shi'ite majority that was empowered after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

(Reporting By Saif Hameed, Maher Chmaytelli and Stephen Kalin; Editing by Janet Lawrence)