At least 16 people died and 35 were wounded Sunday in a suicide attack on a funeral in one of Baghdad's Sunni neighborhoods, one day after a double bomb attack in Sadr City, a mainly Shi'ite part of the capital, killed 78.
Police told Efe that a suicide bomber detonated his belt of explosives after he had worked his way in among the mourners.
The blast took place in the Al Dura neighborhood in southern Baghdad, and the police source said that the number of dead might rise in the coming hours if some of the seriously injured succumbed to their wounds.
The Sunday death toll nationwide now stands at 24 after several attacks in various parts of the Middle Eastern country.
Four young people were shot to death by a group of armed men as they were buying soft drinks at a store in the northern Baghdad neighborhood of Al Azamiya.
Two police officers were killed when a bomb exploded as their patrol was passing in the town of Al Eid, near the northern city of Mosul, and two civilians died in an armed attack in southeastern Baghdad.
The U.N. special representative in Iraq, Gyorgy Busztin on Sunday condemned the Sadr City strike earlier on the weekend, an attack that also wounded 202, and urged Iraqi authorities and political leaders to halt "the infernal spiral of violence."
Terrorist attacks have increased in recent months in Iraq, which has been the bloodiest period in the past five years, a situation that led political leaders two days ago to sign a pact of "honor and social peace" to try and quell sectarian violence. EFE