Baghdad: At least 15 worshipers were killed and 30 others wounded in a suicide bombing at a Shia mosque near the Iraqi capital, police said.

The suicide bomber blew himself up on Saturday evening in the mosque in Taj area, 20 km north of Baghdad, police said.

Earlier in the day, nine people were killed in shootings and bombings. A suicide bomber drove his explosives-laden car into a police patrol in a village south of the city of Mosul, some 400 km north of Baghdad. One policeman and three bystanders were killed.

(Agencies)

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