BAGHDAD: A car bomb blast ripped through a Shi'ite mosque in eastern Baghdad yesterday, killing 12 people in the latest attack amid tensions between Iraq's Sunnis and majority Shi'ites. The blast, which occurred as prayers were ending at Al Subeih mosque, destroyed part of the building and burst a water tank. Television pictures showed large pools of blood mixed with water.
A bus parked nearby was destroyed, although no one was in it when the bomb exploded.
A hospital official put the death toll at 11 and said 17 other people were wounded.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.