Baghdad : Up to 10 people were killed and 45 wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq’s Diyala province Sunday, a police source said.
The blast occurred as a roadside bomb went off near a funeral procession of dozens of mourners. They were carrying the coffin of a Sunni tribal leader’s son in Wajihiyah town near Baquba, the provincial capital city, some 65 km from Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
“The latest reports said 10 mourners were killed by the blast and 45 wounded, including 13 critically,” the source said.
Mudhir al-Shallal, the tribal leader’s son, was killed late Saturday night by a bomb blast in his car in the town, the source added.