Bomb kills 26 at Sunni mosque in Iraq

SAMEER YACOUB
View photos
Family members of Mohammed Aboud, chant slogans against the Sunni-dominated Free Syrian Army rebel group and the al-Qaida-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra during his funeral in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, May 17, 2013. Hundreds of Iraqis in Basra, have attended the funeral of two Shiite fighters killed in Syria. Relatives of Aboud say he was killed by a sniper fire near the shrine of Sayida Zeinab outside the capital of Damascus five days ago. Arabic writing on coffin reads, “Sigh in grief, Zeinab.” (AP Photo/ Nabil Al-Jurani)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials say that a bomb has killed 26 at a Sunni mosque in central Iraq.

A security official said the blast in Baqouba hit worshippers emerging from Friday prayers.

A health official confirmed the death toll.

All spoke anonymously as they were not authorized to talk to reporters.