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BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqi police say a bomb has exploded inside a Sunni mosque south of Baghdad, wounding two people.

Saturday’s bombing comes a day after a wave of blasts targeting Shiite mosques during prayers in Baghdad that killed at least 29 people.

A regional police official says the bomb was hidden inside a toilet in the al-Sahaba mosque in the town of Jurf al-Sakr.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media.

U.S. officials have warned that insurgents will step up efforts to stage attacks in a bid to re-ignite sectarian violence that pushed the country to the brink of civil war before ebbing two years ago.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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