Saturday, June 23, 2012

Christian extremists in Iraq murder 13 and injure 100 at Baghdad market...wait, what?

Would you believe it was really Sunni vs Shia rivalry?

Well it was.

From Reuters/Yahoo June 23 by Kareem Raheem

Bombs targeting Shi'ites kill 13, wound 100 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 wounded on Friday when two roadside bombs exploded in quick succession in a crowded Baghdad market, Iraqi police and hospital sources said, in the latest attack targeting Shi'ite Muslims this month.

A wave of bombings in June against mainly Shi'ite pilgrims and shrines has killed more than 130 people and fuelled fears that Iraq could slip back into sectarian bloodletting of the kind that has receded since its peak in 2006-07.

Tensions have run high after U.S. troops left in December as Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish political factions vie for power.

The first explosion struck Husseiniya, a market in a mainly Shi'ite area on the outskirts of the Iraqi capital, where people were shopping for groceries and other goods, sources said.

The second blast followed soon afterwards as security forces and civilians gathered to tend to the casualties from the first.

Typical Islamic tactic; wait until people gather to help then set off the next explosion.  Guaranteed mass casualties, courtesy the religion of peace.

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"Fruit and vegetables have been scattered everywhere. Some children were wounded," said Mudhaffar Khalaf, a policeman at the scene. "We have started to evacuate the injured people."

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