Suicide bomber kills 27 at Iraq Shiite mosque

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Iraq
Sunday, 29 September 2013


sucaid attac iraqA suicide bomber targeted mourners at a Shiite mosque south of Baghdad Sunday, killing 27 people, police and a doctor said, the latest in a series of attacks on funerals.

The blast, which collapsed the roof of Al-Hussein Mosque in the Musayyib area, also wounded 35 people.

"Blood was everywhere in the mosque, and I saw some body parts of victims."

Haidar, who was inside the mosque at the time of the explosion, said some people tried to stop the bomber, who was still able to detonate the explosives among the mourners.

The funeral was for a person who was killed two days before when a house in Musayyib was blown up, Nasser Karim said.

Sunday's bombing is just the latest in a series of sectarian attacks on mosques and funerals in central Iraq that have raised the spectre of a return to the all-out Sunni-Shiite violence that peaked in 2006-2007 and killed tens of thousands of people.

On Friday, bombs exploded near two Sunni mosques in Baghdad as worshippers left after prayers, killing six people.

Another bombing targeted Sunni mourners in Baghdad on September 23, killing 15 people, while an attack on a Sunni funeral killed 12 the day before.

Bombings targeting Shiite mourners killed 73 people in Baghdad on September 21, and two blasts at a Sunni mosque north of the capital killed 18 a day before that.

The latest violence brings the death toll to almost 800 people in September and upwards of 4,600 this year, according to AFP figures based on security and medical sources.

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"The collapse of the mosque roof killed many of those who were present," said Hamza Habib, who went to the scene after the blast.

"Blood was everywhere in the mosque, and I saw some body parts of victims."

Haidar, who was inside the mosque at the time of the explosion, said some people tried to stop the bomber, who was still able to detonate the explosives among the mourners.

The funeral was for a person who was killed two days before when a house in Musayyib was blown up, Nasser Karim said.

Sunday's bombing is just the latest in a series of sectarian attacks on mosques and funerals in central Iraq that have raised the spectre of a return to the all-out Sunni-Shiite violence that peaked in 2006-2007 and killed tens of thousands of people.

On Friday, bombs exploded near two Sunni mosques in Baghdad as worshippers left after prayers, killing six people.

Another bombing targeted Sunni mourners in Baghdad on September 23, killing 15 people, while an attack on a Sunni funeral killed 12 the day before.

Bombings targeting Shiite mourners killed 73 people in Baghdad on September 21, and two blasts at a Sunni mosque north of the capital killed 18 a day before that.

The latest violence brings the death toll to almost 800 people in September and upwards of 4,600 this year, according to AFP figures based on security and medical sources.

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