Toll from Wednesday blast in Iraq’s Mosul 36: police

BAGHDAD – The death toll from a blast in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday had risen to 36 from 20, with another 169 people wounded, police said on Thursday.

The blast, blamed by the U.S. military on al Qaeda, was in an unoccupied building used to store weapons and tonnes of explosives.

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