Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Iraq violence: Deadly suicide bomb attacks hit Baghdad

The Suni/Shia war of annilation has gone on unabated for the past 1,300 years.  The only good aspect is that as long as they are killing each other, they have less ability to attack the West. 


18 June 2013 Last updated at 10:05 ET

Iraq violence: Deadly suicide bomb attacks hit Baghdad

Onlookers gather outside a Shia mosque to inspect the damage after a suicide bomb attack in the al-Qahira district of northern Baghdad The two suicide bombers targeted the Habib ibn Mathaher Shia mosque in eastern Baghdad

At least 31 people have been killed in a double suicide bomb attack at a Shia mosque in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Two bombers blew themselves up inside the mosque in the eastern al-Qahira district.

Close to 60 people were also wounded in the attack, officials say.

The attack comes a day after bombings near Baghdad killed at least 10. There has been a surge in sectarian attacks in recent months on targets like mosques, restaurants and local markets.

The two suicide bombers shot dead the guards standing outside the Habib ibn Mathaher mosque shortly after midday prayers, and then blew themselves up inside the mosque, eyewitnesses said.

The violence has rekindled fears the country is being dragged towards a wider conflict between the Shia majority and the Sunni minority.

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