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64 die in Mosque attack; BRIEFLY.

A SUICIDE bomber and several gunmen have attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province of Iraq during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people and wounding more than 60.

It was not immediately clear if the attack was carried out by Shiite militiamen or the Islamic State extremist group.

Islamic State has been advancing into the ethnically and communally mixed Diyala province outside Baghdad and has been known to kill fellow Sunni Muslims who refuse to submit to its leadership.

They said gunmen poured in and opened fire on the worshippers on the Musab bin Omair Mosque (75 miles) north-east of Baghdad.

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Title Annotation:Business
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Geographic Code:7IRAQ
Date:Aug 23, 2014
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