Attack kills 22, hurts 50, at Iraq rally

April 6, 2013 at 11:46 AM

BAQUBA, Iraq, April 6 (UPI) -- A grenade attack at a political rally in eastern Iraq Saturday killed at least 22 people and wounded at least 50, officials say.

Sunni candidate Muthana al-Jourani was meeting supporters in Baquba at the time of the attack, the BBC reported.

After tossing a grenade into the meeting, the suicide bomber blew himself up, police said.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Provincial elections are scheduled for April 20, the first in Iraq since 2010.

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