At Least 50 Die in Iraq At Funeral for Slain U.S.-Friendly Sunni Tribesmen
A funeral for two anti-al Qaeda Sunni men turned from tragedy to devastation on Thursday when a suicide bomber attacked.
At least 50 people were killed and 55 were wounded in the blast, which occurred north of Baghdad.
A suicide bomber struck the funeral of two anti-al Qaeda Sunni tribesmen in a town north of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 50 people, police said.
The blast was the latest this week to break a period of relative calm in Sunni areas, raising concerns that Sunni insurgents are reorganizing.
Over the past months, violence has dropped with the increase in U.S. troops and the growth of so-called Awakening Councils, groups of Sunni tribesmen who have joined American forces in fighting al Qaeda-linked militants.
A suicide bomber targeted mourners at a funeral Thursday in Iraq, killing at least 50.Dozens of others were wounded in the attack during the funeral for an anti-al-Qaeda tribesman.
A witness says the bomber was dressed in traditional Arab robes.
A suicide bomber struck a funeral in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing 50 mourners and wounding 55 in an attack that suggests militants have launched a new campaign of violence in the north.
Survivors said the funeral had been for two members of a U.S.-backed neighborhood security unit who were killed on Wednesday. Blame is likely to fall on the Sunni Islamist al Qaeda, which has vowed to target the neighborhood units because they work with U.S. forces.