Thursday, April 28, 2011

...and the jihad continues...

Just a couple of articles on the ever-present and continuing jihad aginst the non-Muslim world.  It never stops, it moves along, relentless and driven to succeed.

This is Islam.

From Yahoo UK/Ireland April 28

10 killed in Iraq mosque suicide attack 

A suicide bomber killed 10 people as he blew himself up inside a Shiite mosque in central Iraq on Thursday, as nationwide violence left 16 dead, including senior police and army officers. 

The flare-up comes with just months to go before US troops are to withdraw completely from Iraq and as a string of American officials have passed through Baghdad this month to press Iraq to decide on whether it wants an extended US military presence.

In Thursday's deadliest attack, a suicide attacker detonated his payload amid a crowd of worshippers inside the Imam al-Hussein mosque in Baladruz, around 75 kilometres (50 miles) northeast of Baghdad, according to a colonel in the provincial security command.

At least 10 people were killed in the attack, according to the colonel and a doctor in Baladruz hospital, both of whom declined to be identified.

The colonel put the number of wounded at 30, while Hassan al-Shammari, a doctor at the main hospital in Diyala's provincial capital Baquba, said the hospital was treating 18 wounded.

All of the casualties from the blast, which occurred at around 8:15 pm (1715 GMT), were men.

Shammari said ambulances had been dispatched from Baquba to Baladruz, which lies 30 kilometres (20 miles) to the east.

Baladruz is in Diyala province, which is home to Sunni and Shiite Muslims and remains one of Iraq's most violent, even as the number of attacks nationwide has dropped off dramatically from its peak in 2006 and 2007.

Then there is this from AFP/Yahoo April 28

Blast kills 14 in Marrakesh cafe 

Marrakesh 'terrorist' blast kills at least 14 AFP – Police work after an explosion at a cafe in the centre of the Moroccan tourist city of Marrakesh.

MARRAKESH, Morocco (AFP) – A powerful blast ripped through a cafe in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh on Thursday, killing 11 foreigners and three Moroccans in what authorities suspect was the work of a suicide bomber.

"According to the information I have, it could have been perpetrated by a suicide bomber," an official in the regional governor's office told AFP.

"We found nails in one of the bodies," added the official, who was in a hospital where some of the bodies were taken.

And an interior ministry official said that indications pointed to a terror attack on the Argana cafe in the main square of Marrakesh, a favourite haunt of foreign tourists.

But there were contradictory reports on exactly how the blast occurred.

One witness who was inside the cafe but escaped unscathed said: "An individual entered, ordered an orange juice and a few minutes later blew himself up."

But another witness, quoted by several Moroccan radio stations, said the bomber dropped a suitcase and immediately walked out of the cafe.

Latifa Idrissi, whose husband Yassine Bouzidi, 28, was one of the victims, said the blast occurred on the cafe's terrace and badly injured the manager.

A medical source speaking on condition of anonymity said five women are among the 11 dead foreigners.

"We cannot at this stage determine the exact identity of all the victims," the source added.

Earlier another official said that, in addition to the 14 fatalities, 20 people were injured in the midday blast which he described as "criminal" in nature.

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