Actually, it was Sunnis killing Shi’ites. But never fear — those right-wing Christian extremists are sure to do something, sometime!
The renewed jihad in Iraq continues. “Suicide bombs kill scores in Baghdad: At least 60 die near Shia shrine following arrest of suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader,” by Martin Chulov in The Guardian, April 24 (thanks to James):
At least 60 people were killed and more than 125 injured this morning when two suicide bombers detonated explosive vests near the most important Shia Muslim shrine in Baghdad.
The attacks came 24 hours after a volley of explosions killed more than 80 people in Iraq’s deadliest day in months, and raised fears of a fresh wave of sectarian violence following a period of relative calm.
Today’s attack targeted Shia worshippers at the gates of the tomb of Imam Mousa al-Kazim, an important Shia saint, in the district of Khadimiya. At least 25 of the victims were Iranian pilgrims.
A police official told Associated Press that the bombers struck shortly before the start of Friday prayers as worshippers streamed into the mosque. It was the deadliest single incident in Iraq since 63 people died in a lorry bomb blast in Baghdad on 17 June last year….