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Funeral for Iraq bomb victim bombed, killing 30

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  • Shiite funeral procession was for man among 14 killed Friday by car bomb
  • Tuesday's attack wounded 38 in capital's Shiite-Sunni Zayouna district
  • Several of dead were relatives of man killed Friday, says Iraq Interior official
  • Emergency responders surround Tuesday attack site, fearing second bomb
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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A suicide bomber Tuesday targeted a funeral procession for a victim of another bombing, killing 30 people and wounding 38, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said.

The Shiite funeral, in the mixed eastern neighborhood of Zayouna, was for Nabil Hussein, an Iraqi killed Friday in a car bombing in central Baghdad's Tayaran square, the official said.

Iraqi police surrounded the funeral bombing site, fearing a second attack, while ambulances worked to transport the wounded, the official said.

Hussein was one of 14 people killed and 64 wounded when a parked car detonated near the square, a popular shopping district for food and clothes.

Several of the dead from Tuesday's funeral attack were relatives of Hussein and at least one was an immediate family member, the official said.

The attack comes after the second-lowest monthly death toll of the Iraq war among U.S. military.

An official with Iraq's Interior Ministry said earlier 481 Iraqi civilians were killed in December -- the lowest reported monthly toll for the year.

While there's no way to confirm figures provided by the ministry, Iraqis say they've seen changes on the streets.

"Seven months ago, there were bodies scattered everywhere," Baghdad taxi driver Samir Hamoudi said. "But now, there is a big difference. The streets are empty of dead bodies."

On Monday, two suicide bombs -- including one strapped to a woman -- and a roadside bomb killed at least eight people and wounded 25 in cities north of Baghdad, according to Iraqi officials. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

CNN's Mohammed Tawfeeq contributed to this report.

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