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Suicide bombers kill at least 60 Iraqis at Shiite shrine

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posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 04:52 PM
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Suicide bombers kill at least 60 Iraqis at Shiite shrine


www.miamiherald.com

BAGHDAD -- In the second day in a row of heavy violence in Iraq, at least 60 people died Friday when two suicide bombers detonated within seconds of each other outside a Shiite Muslim shrine in Baghdad.

Violence in Iraq has been creeping up steadily since March or so. In Baghdad alone, there have been at least 35 explosions so far this month.

More than 80 people died in two suicide attacks Thursday, one in Baghdad and another in the northeastern province of Diyala. The resurgent sectarian violence is raising concerns that security in Iraq is deteriorating just as the United States prep
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posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 04:52 PM
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Well it has really begun in earnest. As US forces start to pull out and allow the Iraqis to take care of their own business the violence is going to get worse.

I heard on the radio earlier today that many of the dead were Iranians.
One of the Iranian Government spokesmen on the radio blamed the Iraqi Government. Yeah go figure Firstly I would like to know how did Iranians end up in Iraq.




www.miamiherald.com
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[edit on 24-4-2009 by SLAYER69]



posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 05:11 PM
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Yeah, this is what the biggest suicide bombing in quite some time, or I haven't heard of them recently this big, good thing we have the National Guard going over there, phew. Close one.

Iranians huh, wonder what they were doing over there


[edit on 24-4-2009 by Republican08]



posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 05:45 PM
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Here you go a follow up story.
Hot off the net.
Iraqi blasts stir worries of insurgent push


BAGHDAD (AP) — It's been a season of jarring flashbacks in Iraq: a spate of major suicide bombings, including more than 145 dead over two days of bloodshed capped by a blast Friday outside a Shiite shrine. The spike in attacks since March suggest suspected Sunni insurgents are still capable of striking back hard and recruiting fighters even as the Pentagon increasingly shifts its attention to Afghanistan.



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