Death toll 'rises to 51' after blast at funeral in Iraq

Iraqi officials said the death toll from a bombing at a funeral in a Shi'ite area of Baghdad has risen to 51, the Associated Press reported.

Police officials said the attack early this evening involved a suicide bomber who detonated his explosives-laden car near mourners gathered in a funeral tent in the Iraqi capital's Sadr City neighbourhood, as well as a second blast caused by suicide bomber on foot.

Women and children are among the dead and at least 70 people have been injuries, the officials added.

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'92 dead' after Iraq funeral blast

Two suicide bombers hit a cluster of funeral tents packed with mourning families in a Shiite neighbourhood in Baghdad, the deadliest in a string of attacks around Iraq that killed at least 92 people today, the Associated Press reported.