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Last Updated: Friday, 7 April 2006, 21:32 GMT 22:32 UK
In pictures: Baghdad mosque blasts

An injured man in hospital

Dozens of people have been killed and at least 160 injured in an apparent triple suicide bomb attack on a Shia mosque in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Rescue workers transport an injured man into hospital

The blasts happened at the Buratha mosque, as crowds of worshippers left after Friday prayers.

Injured Iraqis are taken to hospital

Frantic rescuers loaded the injured the dead onto pickup trucks.

A man pushes a cart laden with dead bodies outside the mosque

The attacked mosque holds hundreds of people and is one of the most important in the city.

Iraqi woman on phone outside the attacked mosque

People waited anxiously for news of victims as the death toll rose.

A young boy injured in the attack

The many injured were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

A man collects victims' belongings, near a picture of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

A man collects victims' belongings from the scene, next to a picture of Iraq's top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

A fireman hoses down the mosque and its courtyard

As police inspected the damage, Iraqi firefighters hosed down the mosque and its courtyard.

Mourners carry victim's coffin

Correspondents say the attack is likely to increase sectarian tensions further.


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