A suicide bomber blew himself up near a group of anti-Qaeda fighters receiving salaries north of Baghdad on Monday, killing 23 people, the second bloody attack to hit Iraq in as many days.
Iraq police stand in front of a burnt out building in the northern mainly Kurdish region of Iraq, on February 4, 2013. A suicide bomber has blown himself up near a group of anti-Qaeda fighters north of Baghdad, killing 23 people, the second bloody attack to hit Iraq in as many days.
The blast, which officials said also wounded at least 44 people, came after Baghdad raised the salaries of the mostly-Sunni militiamen in a bid to placate weeks of anti-government demonstrations in predominantly-Sunni areas of Iraq.
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