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A bomb blast outside a Sunni Mosque in the Northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk killed nine people on Tuesday morning .

Police operating near the Mosque said that  the explosion occurred after prayers marking the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. At least 19 people were injured by the blast.

Blast at Iraqi Suuni Mosque

Militants have targeted both Sunni and Shia worshippers in a wave of sectarian violence that has surged across Iraq in recent months.

Meanwhile  the  governor of Afghanistan’s Logar province  was also killed on Tuesday morning in a blast in a mosque, during prayers for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.

Arsala Jamal was standing at the front of the mosque greeting worshippers when a bomb hidden under a table detonated.

At least 15 people were injured, and several are said to be in a critical condition, Mr Jamal’s spokesman said.