LastDayWatchers the so-called "Awakening" continues to be put to sleep
A suicide bomber set off his explosive belt in the mosque among mourners in Ramadi, the capital and largest city of Anbar Province in central Iraq. At least ten mourners were killed in this attack and 27 wounded
The Sahwa militia or the Sons of Iraq is a movement backed by the US government, aimed to maintain security in the Iraqi communities fight against the Al-Qaeda forces and other Sunni insurgents and patrol neighborhoods. The members of the organization have become frequent targets for Sunni insurgents who consider them traitors.
The number of victims was reported by medics and Iraqi officials who spoke on condition of anonymity
The funeral was for a leader of a local Awakening Council who had been killed Thursday when a roadside bomb exploded near his car, also in Ramadi.
In Iraq's northern central province of Salahudin, a roadside bomb went off at a thoroughfare in the provincial capital city of Tikrit, and minutes later a car bomb explosion struck a police force which arrived at the site of the first blast, a provincial police source said.
The two blasts killed a total of five people and wounded 22 others, the source said, adding that three policemen were among the killed and several others were among the wounded.
The attackers apparently followed the old tactic which depends on creating an initial explosion to attract security forces and people, then they set off another blast to get heavier casualties