Thursday, January 5, 2012

Iraq rocks in explosions

[ via BBC Middle East ] 5 Jan


At least 68 people are reported to have been killed in bomb attacks in southern Iraq and in the capital Baghdad.
Officials said 44 people died in a suicide attack targeting Shia pilgrims in the city of Nasiriya. Earlier, at least 24 people were killed in a number of blasts in Shia areas of Baghdad.
Sectarian tensions have risen after the last US combat troops left in December and an arrest warrant was issued for Sunni Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi.

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