Al-Jazeerah: Cross-Cultural Understanding
News, June 2013
32 Killed in Twin Suicide Bombings in Baghdad Shi'i Mosque
BAGHDAD, June 18, 2013 (Xinhua) --
Up to 32 people were killed and 57 wounded in a twin suicide bomb attacks at a Shi'i mosque in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Tuesday, an Interior Ministry source said.
"The toll rose to 32 killed and 57 wounded in the explosions which appeared to be carried out by two suicide bombers at al- Husseiniyah (Shi'i mosque) in Baghdad," the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The attackers first shot dead the guards of the mosque by silenced weapons before they entered the mosque and blew up their explosive vests among worshippers during noon prayers at the mosque in Al-Qahira district in northern Baghdad, the source said.
Earlier, the source said that one suicide bomber carried out the attack and put the toll at 15 killed and 30 wounded.
Violence and sporadic high-profile bomb attacks are still common in the Iraqi cities despite the dramatic decrease in violence since its peak in 2006 and 2007, when the country was engulfed in sectarian killings.
Fair Use Notice
This site contains copyrighted material the
use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright
owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance
understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic,
democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this
constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for
in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C.
Section 107, the material on this site is
distributed without profit to those
who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information
for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml.
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of
your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the
Opinions expressed in various sections are the sole responsibility of their authors and they may not represent Al-Jazeerah & ccun.org.
email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org