Bomb blast kills 15 at funeral in Iraq

Iraqi officials say 15 people have been killed and more than two dozen have been wounded in a bomb attack on a funeral in the central city of Baqouba.

AP Last Updated: Jun 10, 2014, 16:51 PM IST

Baghdad: Iraqi officials say 15 people have been killed and more than two dozen have been wounded in a bomb attack on a funeral in the central city of Baqouba.

Today`s attack happened as insurgents further north overran symbols of government authority in the city of Mosul.

Police say the explosion struck mourners gathered for the funeral of a Sunni University professor killed a day earlier.

Police officials say the attack killed 15 people and wounded at least 27. A hospital official confirmed the casualties.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren`t authorised to release the information.

Baqouba is a city that is home to both Sunnis and Shiiites about 60 kilometres northeast of Baghdad.