The deputy head of the municipal council in the city of Samarra says the blast went off around midday, during Friday prayers. The official, Mizhar Fleih, says at least eight people were wounded in the attack.
Samarra is a largely Sunni Muslim city that is home to a revered Shiite shrine. It is 95 kilometers (60 miles) north of the Iraqi capital.
Iraq is weathering its worst bout of violence in half a decade. The killing has risen significantly since April, with more than 4,000 killed since the start of that month.
Press; By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA]
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