In Baghdad 27 killed by suicide bomber, 7 killed in mortar attack on mosque

In ongoing extreme violence in Iraq, seven people were killed and many wounded after mortar rounds targeted a mosque during prayers today. Also in a Baghdad cafe yesterday, a suicide bomber detonated himself killing at least 27 and injuring many.

Many countries warn citizens to avoid all travel to this country due to violence and terrorist acts and the unstable security situation. Any travellers who may visit the country should be aware of the ongoing lack of personal security and also that there are political tensions leading up to Saturday's provincial election.

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