49 Killed in Suicide Attack on Iraqi Funeral

Bomber blows self up amid dozens of mourners
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2008 6:56 AM CDT
Women injured in a car bomb attack are brought to a hospital in Baquba, Iraq, Tuesday, April 15, 2008. A bomb in a nearby village killed 49 people attending a funeral.   (AP Photo/Adem Hadei)
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(Newser) – A suicide bomber blew himself up in the middle of a funeral in northern Iraq today, killing 49 mourners. The bomber detonated a vest stuffed with explosives in a village along the border of Diyala and Salahuddin provinces, not far from the site of Tuesday's bomb attack that killed 40. Although nobody has claimed responsibility for the blast, Al Qaeda militants have a history of attacking funerals, Reuters writes.