2 Dec 2013

Mourners killed by bomber at funeral in Iraq

6:05 am on 2 December 2013

A suicide bomber at the funeral of the son of a tribal leader in Iraq killed 12 people and wounded 25 others on Sunday.

The funeral was for Mudher al-Shallal al-Araki, who was killed in a roadside bombing near his family home in the city of Baquba, north of Baghdad, on Saturday evening.

The blast occurred at the graveyard.

''a stranger ran towards the crowd and blew himself up," said Firas Ahmed, a relative who was wounded in the leg.

"I was lucky because I was not at the front. The bodies of the killed and wounded people were everywhere."