Iraq: Blast at Sunni mosque in Baghdad kills 11

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Security forces inspect the scene of a suicide bomb attack at a coffee shop as civilians also look around in Kirkuk, 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, July 13, 2013. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives in the crowded coffee shop late Friday in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said. (AP Photo/Emad Matti)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a bomb has exploded at a Sunni mosque in Baghdad, killing at least 11 worshippers and wounding 35.

Police say the blast late Saturday struck near the gate of the Khalid bin al-Walid mosque in the capital's southern Dora neighborhood. A hospital official confirmed the casualty toll.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release the information to journalists.

The bombing is the latest in a string of attacks that have rocked Iraq since the holy month of Ramadan began earlier in the week. They are part of a months-long spike in violence that has claimed more than 2,600 lives since the start of April.