3 Oct 2008

Suicide attacks in Baghdad

11:13 am on 3 October 2008

Suicide bombers have killed at least 20 people and wounded another 54 near two Shia mosques in Baghdad.

The attacks came on Thursday as worshippers left the mosques after prayers for Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan.

Iraqi security officials said 10 people died in a suicide bombing in the Zafaraniya district, while another 10 were killed in Baghdad al-Jadida.

Six other people from one family died when gunmen opened fire on a minibus in Baquba, north of Baghdad.

Government officials had warned there might be attacks around the time of Ramadan, one of the most important festivals in the Muslim calendar.

At least 32 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in a series of bomb attacks in Baghdad on Sunday, which targeted people shopping before the beginning of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.