At least 15 people were killed and 32 wounded in a suicide bombing attack against a mosque in Mussaiyb town south of Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, on Sunday, police said.
A suicide bomber blew up himself before the sunset at a funeral held at al-Hussien mosque in Mussaiyb, some 50 km south of Baghdad, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The funeral was held for three people killed earlier when gunmen blew up their houses in the mixed Sunni and Shiite town, the source said.
The huge blast also destroyed part of the mosque, the source added.
The town locates in the restive area, dubbed Triangle of Death, which is a hotbed of insurgency against the US troops and Iraqi security forces.
Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years, which raises fears that the country is sliding back to the full-blown civil conflict that peaked in 2006 and 2007, when monthly death toll sometimes exceeded 3,000.
The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq said earlier this month that almost 5,000 civilians were killed and 12,000 others injured in Iraq from January to August this year.