Dozens of Sunnis killed in Iraq

Iraqi Shia militiamen opened fire on minority Sunni Muslims in a village mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad is trying to build a cross-community government to fight Sunni militants whose rise has alarmed Western powers.

A morgue official in Diyala province north of Baghdad said 68 people had been killed in the sectarian attack staged on the Muslim day of prayer. Ambulances took the bodies 60 kilometres to the provincial capital of Baquba, where Iranian-trained Shia militias are powerful and act with impunity.


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