Sunni/Shi’ite Jihad Update from AP:
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A car bomb killed six people Saturday near a Shiite shrine south of Baghdad, and the death toll from the deadliest attack of the year rose to nearly 90. A senior official warned Iraq was in an “undeclared civil war” that can be curbed only by a strong government and greater powers for security services.
With sectarian tensions rising, U.S. Marines on Saturday beat back the largest attack in weeks by Sunni Arab insurgents in the western city of Ramadi “” another sign of the crisis facing this country three years after Baghdad fell to U.S. forces.
The car bomb exploded at a small shrine in the Euphrates River town of Musayyib, 40 miles south of Baghdad. Police said most of the six dead and 14 wounded were Shiite pilgrims visiting the shrine.