Agence France-PresseMay 16, 2013 17:31
A suicide bomber attacked a Shiite place of worship, or husseiniyah, in the northern Iraq city of Kirkuk on Thursday, killing 12 people, a senior police officer said.
The bomber tried to enter Al-Zahraa husseiniyah, but was prevented by police from doing so, and detonated an explosives-rigged belt near the entrance instead.
The blast also wounding 18 people, said to the officer, who was present at the scene.
A medical official confirmed that an attack had taken place, but did not give a toll.