Ramadan: the month of jihad. “Iraqi city of Kirkuk hit by deadly bomb attack,” from the BBC, July 12 (thanks to Anne Crockett):
At least 19 people have been killed in a bomb attack in a cafe in Iraq’s northern city of Kirkuk, officials say.
The blast happened shortly after 22:00 local time (19:00 GMT). More than 26 people were wounded.
Cafe customers were reportedly marking the end of the day’s fast for Ramadan.
It comes after more than 30 people died in a series of bombings and shootings across the country, including in Kirkuk, on Thursday.
Many of those targeted were members of the security forces.
In one of the attacks, 11 people were killed as mourners gathering for a funeral were hit in Muqdadiyah, north-east of Baghdad.
More than 2,500 Iraqis have died in violent attacks since April, according to UN figures released last week.