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Police in Iraq have said 47 people have been killed by a suicide bomber at a political rally in a northeastern city last Friday.
More than 20 people have died after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a lunch hosted by a Sunni candidate in Iraq's upcoming regional elections, officials said.
A police officer said Muthana al-Jourani, who is running for the provincial council and held the lunch rally for supporters, was injured in the attack, and had not requested any extra security for the political event.
The blast ripped through a hospitality tent pitched next to the house of al-Jourani, councilman Sadiq al-Huseini said.
The attack took place in Baquba, a mixed Sunni-Shiite city some 35 miles (65 km) north east of Baghdad.
The death toll after an attack on an Iraqi election campaign tent has risen to 22 with more than 60 wounded, medics told Reuters.
A suicide bomber attacked the gathering in the northeastern city of Baquba.
Nine people have been killed by a suicide bomber at a political rally in a northeastern city in Iraq, the Associated Press reported, citing Iraqi officials.