Iraq: funeral attack kills dozens

At least 27 people were killed and dozens wounded after a suicide car bomber drove into a crowd of mourners at a funeral in Falluja, in the Iraqi province of Anbar, May 24. The funeral was for Allawi al-Isawi, a local businessman opposed to “al-Qaeda in Iraq,” and the attack appears to be the latest in a campaign of bombings and shootings against Sunni tribal leaders who have formed an alliance against them. The bomber drove into the funeral procession and blew himself up.

In Husseiniya, a mainly Shi’ite district of Baghdad, armed men stopped a minibus and shot dead all 11 passengers. They then planted a bomb among the bodies that exploded when police arrived, killing two people and wounding four, including two police. (AlJazeera, May 24)

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