Dozens Killed in Mosque Explosion

    Iraqis gather at the scene of a bomb attack in Baqouba, northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, May 17, 2013. A bomb killed dozens of people at a Sunni mosque in central Iraq, hitting worshippers as they were emerging from Friday prayers, security officials said. The attack in Baqouba comes after two days of attacks, many in Shiite districts, left tens of people dead. Attacks against Sunni mosques have also been on the rise recently, raising fears that the country is slipping into a new round of sectarian violence.  (AP Photo/Adem Hadei)

    Scene of bombing in Baqouba, Iraq on Friday. (Adem Hadei/AP)

    Dozens of people were killed Friday after two large explosions rocked Iraq outside of a Sunni mosque in Baquba—50 miles north of Baghdad. The twin explosions were set off right as worshipers at the Saria mosque were leaving a prayer ceremony. The attack is just the latest in a string of violent incidents against Sunni and Shia religious sites. Just one day previous, 12 people were killed after a bomb erupted at the entrance to a Shia place of worship in Kirkuk.

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