Suicide bomber kills 21 at funeral in Iraq's Nineveh
ReutersMOSUL, Iraq--A suicide bomber killed at least 21 people at the funeral of a member of Iraq's Shabak minority in the northern province of Nineveh on Saturday, security and medical sources said.
September 15, 2013, 12:08 am TWN
It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack, but Sunni Islamist militants have in the past targeted Shabaks, who are predominantly Shiite, warning them to leave the area.
Iraq's delicate sectarian balance has come under acute strain from the war in neighboring Syria, which has pitted mainly Sunni rebels against a leader backed by Shiite Iran.