Baghdad bomb blasts kills 16

More than 590 people have been killed this month in Iraq according to AFP figures. (File photo: AFP)

Two bombs targeting Sunni mourners in Baghdad killed at least 16 people on Monday, officials said, the third attack on a funeral in the Iraqi capital.

The blast in the Adhamiyah area of north Baghdad also wounded at least 20 people, the sources said according to Agence France Presse.

The incident came after a suicide bomber struck a Sunni funeral in Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, and two blasts targeting Shiite mourners in the Sadr City district that killed at least 73 people on Saturday.

Two people were also killed on Monday, following the explosion of a bomb near an ambulance taking a pregnant woman to hospital   that wounding her, police and a doctor said reported AFP.

  Mosiul, the capital of the Nineveh province is one of the most dangerous areas of Iraq, with militants carrying out near-daily attacks.

With the latest violence, more than 590 people have been killed this month and over 4,400 since the beginning of the year, according to AFP figures based on security and medical sources.

(With AFP)

Last Update: Monday, 23 September 2013 KSA 19:52 - GMT 16:52

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