These attacks are part of daily life in Iraq; yet no one dares look into the ideology that motivates them. To do that would be an act of “hate.” “Iraq: Blasts Kill at Least 30 People,” by Duraid Adnan for the New York Times, November 7 (thanks to Kenneth):
Three separate attacks killed at least 30 people in Iraq on Thursday, the authorities said. Two suicide bombers attacked an Iraqi military base north of Baghdad late Thursday, killing 22 soldiers and wounding at least 45 others, officials said. That attack, in Tarmiya, about 30 miles north of Baghdad, was a coordinated strike, with the first bomber setting off his explosives at the base’s front gate and the second bomber following three minutes later as soldiers responded to the first blast. In another attack, an explosion at a tent serving food to people on their way to the holy city of Karbala killed five Shiite pilgrims and wounded 12 others in the neighborhood of Baghdad Jadida, the police said. Earlier, a suicide bomber denoted his explosives near a military base in Anbar Province, killing three soldiers and wounding 10, a security official said.