Three mosques targeted in and near Baghdad. Sunni-Shi’ite Jihad Update from Reuters:
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Bomb blasts rocked two Sunni mosques in Baghdad shortly after noon prayers on Friday, killing at least five people and wounding nine, police said.
Seven people were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded outside a third Sunni mosque in Baquba, a town 64 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad in Diyala province, police said.
Three people were killed and two wounded when a mortar round landed on a mosque in the capital’s northern al-Wazeriya district, while two people were killed and two wounded by a car bomb near a mosque in the western al-Jihad district.
The Iraqi government has imposed a regular Friday curfew banning all movement of vehicles in Baghdad and Diyala to stop such attacks, which they say are aimed at fuelling sectarian tensions between Shi’ites and minority Sunnis.