In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
BAGHDAD (AP) — Two suicide bombers targeted a Shiite mosque in Baghdad on Tuesday, one blowing himself up at a nearby checkpoint while the other slipped inside during prayers. The blasts killed 29 people, Iraqi officials said.The bombings also wounded 55 people, the officials said.
Most of the casualties were among students from a nearby Imam al-Sadiq University for Islamic Studies. Police officials said the university’s Shiite students usually perform their midday prayers in the mosque that was hit.
Associated Press writers Adam Schreck and Sinan Salaheddin contributed to this report.