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Suicide Bomber Killed 24 at mosque in Iraq

CNN reported that a suicide bomber killed 24 Sunni and Shiite members at a supper Monday in Iraq as they ended their Ramadan fast.

The bomber wore a suicide belt into the Shifta Shiite mosque during a ritual fast-ending meal denoting the end of Ramadan.

The U.S. Military counted 24 dead and an additional 37 injured from the blast.

The Baltimore Sun reported that the attack supposedly targeted Diyala provincial and tribal leaders who were apart of the United States efforts to create an alliance with Sunni extremists.

The blast disrupted the attempted push for peace between the two groups who have been at war with each other for years.

The U.S. Military released a statement about the event on Tuesday.

"Once again, al Qaeda demonstrated the hatred they have for the citizens of Iraq by conducting a despicable attack against its people during one of their most revered celebrations -- Ramadan," said Col. David W. Sutherland, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division commander, whose remarks were quoted in the military statement.