28 people were killed and 37 others wounded Sunday in a suicide attack on a mosque in western Baghdad, said an official at the Ministry of Interior. The attack took place in the neighborhood of Ghazaliya. Among the dead were Khaled al-Fahdawi, an MP from western Anbar province allied with the Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc, the interior ministry official said. Elderly men and children were also among the casualties.
The bomber blew himself up after evening prayers. Earlier, an Interior Ministry source said a roadside bomb, targeting a police patrol, wounded one policeman and two civilians in Karrada district in central Baghdad.
In another incident, Mosul police reported that a bomb attached to a policeman car who was off-duty exploded, killing him and wounding four others in central Mosul.