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Suicide bomb kills 25 at crowded coffee shop

CNN Wires Staff
  • A bomber detonated an explosive vest, officials say
  • Seventy people are reported wounded in the attack

(CNN) -- A bomb attack at a crowded coffee shop in Iraq on Friday evening killed 25 people, according to Interior Ministry officials.

The suicide bomber walked into the popular shop in Balad Ruz, a predominantly Kurdish town about 50 kilometers (30 miles) northeast of Baquba, and detonated an explosive vest, officials said.

Seventy others were wounded in the attack, Iraqi officials said.