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.


'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.