Two blasts at Iraqi Sunni mosque kill 43
(Reuters) – Two bombs exploded outside a Sunni Muslim mosque in the Iraqi city of Baquba as worshippers left Friday prayers, killing at least 43 people in one of the deadliest attacks in a month-long surge in sectarian violence.
The United Nations said leaders from all groups needed to end the violence. “Small children are burned alive in cars. Worshippers are cut down outside their own mosques. This is beyond unacceptable,” said U.N. envoy Martin Kobler.
April was Iraq’s bloodiest month for almost five years, with 712 people killed, according to U.N. figures.
Real action in Iraq:
“The bloodshed came amid growing tensions between the Shiite-led government and minority Sunnis following a deadly security crackdown on a Sunni protest camp in the country’s north.” This is part of a 1,400-year-old jihad. Of course, in Washington, where they know jihad is an interior spiritual struggle, they are probably preparing new aid packages for both factions as we speak, and they will certainly heal this conflict in the blink of an eye.
“Wave of bombings kills at least 33 in Iraq,” by Sameer N. Yacoub for theÂ Associated Press, May 14 (thanks to JW):
BAGHDAD (AP) â€” A car bomb exploded near a bus station in Baghdad’s main Shiite district Wednesday, the deadliest in a series of explosions that killed at least 33 people nationwide, officials said.