Two car bombs exploded Monday near Karbala as Iraq's Shiite Muslim majority visited the shrine city for a major religious holiday, security and medical officials said. The blasts killed at least 22 people.http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-iraq-bomb-20110125,0,2303004.story
The bombs went off as thousands of pilgrims marched into Karbala to mark Arbaeen, the end of the 40-day mourning period for the Shiite religious figure Imam Hussein, whose 7th century death in battle cemented Islam's Shiite-Sunni schism. It was the second major attack in the religious city since Thursday, when a pair of bombs killed 56 people and wounded 189.
Friday, January 28, 2011
People are still dieing in Iraq
As we celebrate plans to finally start withdrawing all "combat troops" (while permanently stationing 50,000 "support troops" in permanent bases in Iraq), don't forget the killing that's still going on in Iraq: