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.
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.