BAGHDAD – Iraqi officials say a bomb has struck a Sunni mosque during prayers north of Baghdad, killing 28 people in the latest eruption of violence to rock the country.
Police officials say Friday’s bombing hit the village of Umm al-Adham on the outskirts of Baqouba, 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad.
The officials say at least 41 people are wounded.
Health officials confirmed the death toll. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the media.
Iraq is weathering it deadliest bout of violence in half a decade, raising fears the country is returning to the widespread killing that pushed it to the brink of civil war following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.