At least 30 people were killed when a Shi'ite Muslim militia opened fired inside an Iraqi Sunni mosque in the country's eastern Diyala province on Friday, an Iraqi security source said. The security source said at least 30 bodies had arrived at the hospital in the city of Baquba in Diyala province. Such sectarian violence could hurt efforts by Iraq's new prime minister, moderate Shi'ite Haider al-Abadi, to form a government that can unite Iraqis against Islamic State, the Sunni militants who have seized large parts of the country. Ambulances transported the bodies to the town of Baquba, the main town in Diyala province, where Iranian-trained Shi'ite militias are powerful and act with impunity.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque and shot after midday prayers, in response to Israel's deadly airstrikes against top Hamas leaders.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Lawmakers from the party of Pakistani cricketer-turned politician, Imran Khan, have resigned from parliament to pressure the country's prime minister to step down over what they describe as fraud in last year's election.