Iraq: Suicide blast hits bus with Iranian pilgrims, kills 10

Could be Islamic State — we know they hate shrines. It was hit in 2006 and 2007, the latter seriously damaging it.

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a bus carrying Iranian Shiite pilgrims north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing 10 people, including seven Iranians, according to Iraqi officials.

Police officials said the attack happened in the town of Taji, 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of the Iraqi capital where the bomber detonated his explosives as the pilgrims were getting off the bus at a gas station.

Hospital officials said two Iranian women and the Iraqi bus driver were among the dead. At least 14 Iranian pilgrims were wounded in the attack. The pilgrims were returning from a trip to the holy Shiite city of Samarra…

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  • winniec

    Tit-for-tat revenge killing is normative Islam. It will never stop as long as Islam exists.

    • Exile1981

      Well it will slow down for a while if one faction of islam manages to wipe out it’s rivals.

    • Frau Katze

      This one’s been going on almost since the beginning of Islam.

      • WalterBannon

        Its better this way, when they are not killing each other they are attacking us…

  • WalterBannon

    This is just way to inefficient. I suggest we help them out by dropping a few nukes on them…

  • Are you sure this isn’t some kind of blow back for an Islamist attacking a Western target and some paranoid Muslima worried that her brightly coloured head scarf might give her away?