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Bomb kills 17 outside mosque in Iraq's Tikrit

A bomb placed outside a mosque frequented by provincial officials in the Iraqi city of Tikrit killed 17 people and wounded 50 after the main weekly Muslim prayers today, a security official said.

world Updated: Jun 04, 2011 11:26 IST

A bomb placed outside a mosque frequented by provincial officials in the Iraqi city of Tikrit killed 17 people and wounded 50 after the main weekly Muslim prayers on Friday, a security official said.

Two members of the provincial council and a police officer were among the wounded, the official said.

A doctor at the city's hospital confirmed the casualty toll.

The bomb was hidden in a barrel at the entrance to the mosque where provincial officials often attend Friday prayers, the official said.