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BAGHDAD, (AP) – Iraqi officials say 12 people were killed when a bomb exploded at a Sunni mosque north of Baghdad.

Iraqi police and hospital officials in Tikrit say that the Friday bombing also wounded at least 25 people. Tikrit is 80 miles, or 130 kilometers, north of Baghdad.

There are conflicting accounts of whether it the blast was the work of a suicide bomber and whether the bomb went off inside or just outside the mosque.

The mosque is located inside a compound of palaces built during Saddam Hussein’s era.

The Iraqi officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the media.

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