Top Leaderboard, Site wide
September 19, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Help us grow by sharing
and liking Truthdig:
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Newsletter

sign up to get updates


Obama May Have to Send Troops
Too Big to Punish




A Chronicle of Echoes


Truthdig Bazaar
The Man Who Sold the World

The Man Who Sold the World

By William Kleinknecht
$17.79

more items

 
Ear to the Ground

Pilgrims Killed in Baghdad Blast

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

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.

Read more

More Below the Ad

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

By Joe, March 12, 2007 at 10:43 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

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!

Report this

By trantieungoc, March 11, 2007 at 1:49 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Viva king George !

Iraqis now want President Hussein back !

Report this
 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.