Several Killed In Iraq Violence

June 23, 2013

Iraqi police say at least 21 people have been killed across the country.

Police said on June 22 that 12 people were killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Shi'ite mosque in Baghdad.

At least 25 others were also injured in the attack in the Sab al-Bor district.

It came after nine people were killed earlier on June 22 in separate attacks that targeted police forces in the country's north.

In Mosul, a suicide bomber set off a car rigged with explosives near a police patrol, killing four people.

In the town of Tuz Khormato gunmen on motorcycles killed three officers.

In Samarra, gunmen targeted a police checkpoint, killing two policemen.

Last month, more than 1,000 people were killed across Iraq in the worst violence the country has seen since a wave of sectarian killings in 2006 and 2007.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters