Suicide bombing, other attacks kill 25 in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say at least 25 people have been killed in a series of attacks across the country today.

Authorities say 20 were killed and 35 wounded when a suicide bomber set off an explosive belt during a funeral attended by members of the Shabak ethnic minority near Mosul in northern Iraq.

In other violence, police officials say a roadside bomb hit a car just north of Baghdad, killing the driver and his wife.

An 11-year old boy was killed when a bomb hit a minibus about 95 miles northeast of Baghdad.

And gunmen stormed a tile factory in eastern Baghdad, killing the factory owner and a worker.

Iraq is weathering its deadliest bout of violence in half a decade. More than 4,000 people have been killed in violent attacks since the start of April, including 804 just in August, according to United Nations figures. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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