At least 11 people died Saturday and more than 30 were wounded in a suicide attack on a Shiite mosque north of Baghdad, an Iraqi police official told Efe.

A suicide bomber detonated a belt of explosives strapped to his body inside the Shiite mosque of Rahman in the Tayi area, 20 kilometers north of the capital.

The official did not rule out a possible increase in the number of fatalities due to the severity of some wounds.

On Tuesday another Shiite mosque, this one in the El Cairo neighborhood north of the Iraqi capital, was the target of an attack that left 32 dead and 57 wounded.

Iraq is currently witnessing a resurgence of violence with a series of attacks, especially against Shiites and security forces.

May was the bloodiest month in Iraq in more than five years, with 1,045 people killed in acts of violence, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, or UNAMI. EFE