Den onde sirkelen dreier rundt: først var det shia-moskeer, så var turen kommet til sunnier lørdag.
A car packed with explosives went off near the Mulla Hwesh mosque in Baghdad’s western district of Jamia, killing at least seven people, and a suicide bomber blew himself up in the southern Doura neighborhood, leaving 16 dead.
«A bomb exploded while worshippers were leaving the mosque of Khalid Bin al-Waleed. Bodies were thrown back by the power of the explosion,» said a policeman at the scene of the blast in Doura.
The violence is part of a sustained campaign of militant attacks since the start of the year that has prompted fears of wider conflict in a country where ethnic Kurds and Shi’ite and Sunni Muslims have yet to find a stable power-sharing compromise.
It was not clear who was behind Saturday’s explosions.