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Children die in suicide bomb attack on primary school in Iraq

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Children die in suicide bomb attack on primary school in Iraq

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A weekend of violence has left scores dead in Iraq.

More than 50 died in two bomb attacks in Baghdad, one of which struck pilgrims as they walked to a shia shrine.

While in the north of the country a suicide bomber drove a lorry packed with explosives into a school playground.

Fourteen children were killed along with their head teacher.

Iraq has seen a sharp rise in sectarian violence in recent months.
Almost 1,000 people were killed in Iraq during the past month alone.