More useless violence.
BAGHDAD – A suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car among houses in an ethnic minority village in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and extending a wave of bloodshed that has gripped the country.
The bombing happened in the Shabak village of al-Mouafaqiyah near the restive city of Mosul, 360 kilometres (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, according to police officials.
The force of the blast levelled houses in the community and wounded at least 52 people, according to the officials. Rescue workers were searching the rubble to look for additional survivors who may be trapped underneath.
The attack comes as Muslims around the world this week mark the major religious holiday of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice. It is often a time for family celebrations and outings.
Hospital officials confirmed the casualties. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to…
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