Iraq: Blast inside crowded cafe kills 16
July 25, 2013 3:04PM
Civilians inspect the aftermath of a car bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, July 24, 2013. A bomb exploded near a Sunni mosque in Baghdad's southern Dora neighborhood on Tuesday, killing four and wounding 12, police said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a bomb targeting diners in a crowded cafe north of Baghdad has killed 16 people and wounded 20.
Iraqi police said that the Thursday night attack occurred inside the Noufel cafe near the town of Muqdadiyah, about 60 miles north of Baghdad.
Hospital officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak to journalists.
Cafes in Iraq where people gather at night during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan after breaking fast have become frequent targets of militants recently.