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Monday, July 24, 2006

IRAQ: BOMBING AT SUNNI MOSQUE IN IRAQ KILLS 7




Baghdad, Iraq---A bomb struck a Sunni mosque in Baghdad after Friday prayers, killing 7 people and wounding five, while mortars barraged a Shiite mosque north of the capital, leaving 5 wounded.

The attack on the Sunni mosque occured as worshippers were leaving religious services in northern Baghdad, police Lt. Mohammed Khayoun said, giving the casualty toll. He said the bomb was planted near the door.

Earlier Friday, five mortar rounds fell near the Shiite Imam al-Hussein mosque in Balad Ruz, 45 miles northeast of Baghdad, wounding 5, provincial police said.

Elsewhere in the capital, gunmen killed a taxi driver in a drive-by shooting in the volatile Dora neighborhood of southern Baghdad, police said.

Gunmen also opened fire on a bus in western Baghdad, wounding 3 passengers, police Lt. Mutaz Salaheddin said.

Gunmen also opened fire on a bus in western Baghdad, wounding three passengers, police Lt. Mutaz Salaheddin said.

A policeman was shot to death in front of his home in the northern city of Mosul, Col. Abdul-Karim al-Jibouri said.

The violence in the capital came despite a weekly four-hour ban starting at 11 a.m. to prevent car bombs that have frequently targeted Friday prayers, the main Islamic weekly religious services.


Source of Info: MSNBC
The Associated Press
July 14, 2006



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