[Marxism] Bomber hits Shia mosque in Iraq
Jeffrey Thomas Piercy, El Pato Comunista
mqduck at sonic.net
Wed Oct 5 11:17:19 MDT 2005
Covert US terrorism?
Also, what's this about Al-Queda declaring "all-out war" on the Shiites?
I think I missed that one.
Bomber hits Shia mosque in Iraq
A bomb has killed at least 25 people and wounded 87 others at a mosque
in Hilla, south of Baghdad.
The bomb exploded as worshippers were gathering for prayers on the first
day of the holy month of Ramadan according to Shia Muslims.
Police said the roof of the mosque had collapsed and people were trapped
in the rubble.
Iraqi Sunnis began Ramadan on Tuesday, the third year in a row the two
groups began fasting on different days.
Lying on the country's sectarian fault line, Hilla has witnessed some of
the bloodiest attacks on Shia Muslims by Sunni insurgents in the
violence that has followed the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq.
A car bomb at a vegetable market killed at least 10 people in the
Shia-majority town last Friday.
The latest blast happened just before 1800 (1500 GMT) on Wednesday, as
Shias came to the historic Ibn al-Nama mosque for prayers, before
returning home to eat after the day-long fast.
Reports said half of the mosque roof collapsed due to the force of the
blast and several shop fronts were damaged.
Al-Qaeda in Iraq - one of the deadliest Sunni extremist groups - has
called for more attacks against Shias during Ramadan, having already
declared all-out war on them.
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