And so it goes, another link on the chain of the endless cycle of revenge.
From CNN, :
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Hours after a revered Shiite mosque was bombed Wednesday, Sunni houses of worship came under attack, Iraq’s Interior Ministry said.
The bombing destroyed two towers at at Al-Askariya Mosque in Samarra. The same holy site was attacked in February 2006, causing the top of the mosque’s dome to collapse. That attack sparked Iraq’s current wave of deadly Shiite-Sunni violence.
There was no immediate word on casualties in the city north of Baghdad.
Authorities said they believe Sunni insurgents hit the mosque. At the Pentagon, Army Lt. Gen. Martin Dempsey said that “it clearly seems to me to be a signature attack of al Qaeda.”
After the blast in Samarra, gunmen stormed a Sunni mosque in southwestern Baghdad’s Bayaa area, a Shiite neighborhood, an Interior Ministry official said. Gunmen forced two guards to leave the Khudhair al-Janabi mosque before they burned it, the official said.
To the south in Babil province, militia stormed the Iskandariya Grand Mosque, a Sunni mosque, and blew it up with explosives, police in Hilla said.
Another Sunni mosque in Iskandariya — Abdullah al-Jabouri — was attacked by militiamen, who used explosives to destroy its minarets.