Thirty people were killed and 42 others wounded Friday in a bombing outside a mosque in the northeastern province of Diyala, an Iraqi police source told Efe.

The attack targeted a Sunni house of worship on the outskirts of Baqouba, the provincial capital, but both Sunnis and Shi'ites were among the people leaving the mosque after Friday prayers when the bomb was detonated.

The strike in Diyala came two days after a suicide bombing at a Shi'ite mosque in Baghdad left 30 dead and 55 wounded.

Attacks on Iraq's Shi'ite majority have intensified in recent months. Last week, a series of al Qaeda strikes on Shi'ite neighborhoods in Baghdad left 47 people dead and 160 wounded.

More that 800 people died last month in Iraq as a result of political or sectarian violence, bringing the civilian death toll for the year so far to around 5,000, the U.N. mission in Baghdad said. EFE