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Muslims Kill Seven At Baghdad Muslim Shrine

From those defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

A twenty-two years old Hala Jasim is treated in the hospital after being injured in a car bomb explosion in Kazimiyah neighborhood of north Baghdad, Iraq on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007.

7 killed, dozens hurt in Baghdad blast

By DAVID RISING, Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD – A car bomb exploded in northern Baghdad on Saturday, killing seven passers-by and wounding dozens of others in an apparent sectarian attack near the capital’s most important Shiite shrine.

The attack in Kazimiyah came even as parts of Baghdad were shut down to vehicular traffic in an effort to protect Shiite pilgrims leaving for an annual religious commemoration in the southern city of Karbala next week.

The curbs on traffic were imposed late Friday and were expected to continue through the weekend to allow the pilgrims safe passage on their trek to celebrate the birthday of the “Hidden Imam,” a 9th century religious figure who devout Shiites believe will return to Earth to usher in the rule of peace.

Just after noon, a bomb hidden in a parked car exploded in busy Oruba Square about 500 yards from the shrine of Imam Musa Kadhim, another revered Shiite figure.

A medic at the local hospital said seven people were killed in the explosion and 30 others were wounded…

If only the US would withdraw and allow these pious people to live together in peace.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, August 25th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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