Iraq arms cache explosions destroy Baghdad mosque

Source: BBC News

At least 17 people have been killed and 80 wounded by explosions that destroyed a mosque in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, medical sources say.

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The government said the blasts on Wednesday night were the result of the detonation of an ammunition cache in the Shia Muslim district of Sadr City.

It did not give an exact location of the cache, but some security officials said it was inside the mosque.

The mosque was used by supporters of the Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr.

Mr Sadr led a nationalist alliance that includes a number of mostly secular groups to victory in last month’s parliamentary elections, winning 54 out of 328 seats.

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