Iraqi police: Suicide bomber kills 2 at mosque

Arab World Materials 12 September 2008 17:54 (UTC +04:00)

Iraqi police say a suicide bomber has blown himself up in front of a Shiite mosque in northern Iraq, killing two civilians and wounding 15, reported AP

Police chief Col. Awad Kahlil says the attacker set off the blast Friday in Sinjar, a town in Nineveh province about 85 miles west of Mosul.

Sinjar's district commissioner, Dakhil Qassim, says 2 of the wounded are in critical condition.

Security in Iraq has improved dramatically, though Sunni insurgents remain active around Mosul after suffering setbacks in urban strongholds elsewhere in the country.