Iraq: Blast at Sunni mosque in Baghdad kills 11

July 13, 2013 1:05:53 PM PDT
Iraqi authorities say a bomb has exploded at a Sunni mosque in Baghdad, killing at least 11 worshippers and wounding 35.

Police say the blast late Saturday struck near the gate of the Khalid bin al-Walid mosque in the capital's southern Dora neighborhood. A hospital official confirmed the casualty toll.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release the information to journalists.

The bombing is the latest in a string of attacks that have rocked Iraq since the holy month of Ramadan began earlier in the week. They are part of a months-long spike in violence that has claimed more than 2,600 lives since the start of April.