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Pilgrims Killed in Baghdad Blast

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Posted on Mar 11, 2007

Yet another deadly attack on Iraqi pilgrims underscored the importance of this weekend’s talks between international officials about insurgent violence in Iraq.  A suicide bomber in Baghdad on Sunday targeted a truck carrying Shiites going home from a pilgrimage, leaving 19 dead and 25 wounded.


Reuters via Yahoo News:

Suicide bombers killed 29 people in Baghdad on Sunday, after a meeting of officials of world powers, Iraq and neighboring states agreed it was vital to all to stop sectarian violence spreading across the region.

A car bomber attacked a truck carrying Shi’ite pilgrims in central Baghdad, killing 19 people and wounding 25, police said.

The pilgrims had been returning from the holy city of Kerbala, south of Baghdad, where millions gathered over the weekend for a major Shi’ite ritual despite attacks by suspected Sunni Arab insurgents that have killed scores.

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By Joe, March 12, 2007 at 10:43 am Link to this comment
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Where is John Wayne now that we need him? (JW - Pilgrims?)

Thank goodness that the insurgency is about over -no telling how many more Iraqis will be killed!

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By trantieungoc, March 11, 2007 at 1:49 pm Link to this comment
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Viva king George !

Iraqis now want President Hussein back !

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