World News – Two roadside bombs that went off as Sunni Muslim worshippers were leaving dawn prayers in south Baghdad on Tuesday killed at least four people, officials said.
The twin blasts struck at around 5:00 am (local time) in the predominantly Sunni neighbourhood of Dura at the Al-Arqam bin al-Arqam mosque, an interior ministry official said.
At least four people were killed and 14 wounded in the explosions, the official and a medic at a nearby hospital said.
The latest deaths bring to at least 219 the number of people killed in Iraq attacks so far in April, according to an AFP tally, the fourth consecutive month where death tolls have topped 200.
By comparison, none of the last three months of 2012 saw tolls above 160.
Violence is down across Iraq since its peak in 2006 and 2007, but attacks remain common, and the deadliest are typically carried out by Sunni militants linked to Al Qaeda who seek to undermine confidence in the Shia-led government and security forces. Agencies