Mosque bombing in Iraq

08.29.03

A mosque bombing in Iraq left 75 dead and dozens more wounded:

A massive car bomb exploded at the Imam Ali mosque during Friday prayers in this holy city, killing 75 people, including one of Iraq’s most important Shiite clerics.

Dozens were injured in the blast, which dug a crater more than one metre deep in the street in front of the mosque and destroyed nearby shops, where people pulled the dead and injured from the rubble.

Among the dead was Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, who had just delivered a sermon calling for Iraqi unity at the shrine, the holiest in Iraq.

And besides al-Hakim, how many of the victims of the bombing will ever be named by an international media more concerned with analyzing the political implications than with the fact that there are 75 people dead?

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1 hanthala 08.30.03 at 5:26 AM

good point

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