Bombers kill 24 in attacks outside mosques

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Police now report 24 people dead and more than 50 others hurt in suicide bomb attacks outside two mosques in Baghdad.

The attacks targeted Shiite worshippers as they left morning prayers on a holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

The deadliest attack killed 14 people, including three Iraqi soldiers. The suicide car bomber set off the explosives when Iraqi soldiers tried to stop him from approaching the building.

In addition to the 24 people killed in the mosque attacks, police say gunmen fatally shot six Sunnis as they traveled in a minibus to a mostly Shiite town north of Baghdad.

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