BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 11 people and wounded 20 at a Shi'ite Muslim funeral in a city northeast of Baghdad on Tuesday, police said, as Iraqi insurgents pursue a campaign of deadly attacks.
The bombing took place in Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) from of the capital at a funeral for a group of Shi'ite shepherds who had been killed by unidentified gunmen outside the city.
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- Iraqi security forces personnel inspect the site following an attack by gunmen and suicide bombers on a police intelligence headquarters and a shopping mall in Kirkuk
- An Iraqi security forces personnel inspects a car after a bomb in Kirkuk
Baquba has been hit by some of the deadliest attacks, and earlier this month a suicide bomber blew himself up at a funeral in a nearby town.
Iraq's Shi'ite-led government says the violence is being fuelled by the war in neighboring Syria, which has stirred sectarian tensions across the Middle East.
According to the United Nations, more than 8,000 people have been killed in Iraq in the first 11 months of 2013, meaning that this year may end up being the bloodiest since Sunni-Shi'ite bloodshed peaked in 2006-07.
(Reporting by a Reuters reporter in Baquba, Writing by Sylvia Westall,; Editing by Alistair Lyon)