Posted by: becketfund | February 3, 2010

Further Reading: Shiites in Iraq Targeted During Pilgrimage

A NY Times article reports on the continued dangers Shiite pilgrims face in Iraq despite government attempts to offer protection.  At least 20 people were killed and more than a 100 people were wounded on February 3 in Karbala when a bomb was detonated near a sacred Shiite shrine during a week in which millions of pilgrims converge on the holy city.  This is the second attack against Shiite pilgrims this week.

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