Iraq: Shi’ites Targeted in Violence That Leaves 47 Killed and 145 Woundedby Margaret Griffis, January 17, 2013Print This | Share This
In what may be a response to yesterday’s massive strikes against Kurdish targets in the north, at least 47 people were killed and 145 more were wounded. Today, Shi’ite pilgrims were the main targets. Several of them were foreigners.
At least 11 people were killed
and about 81 were wounded in a double car bombing targeting Shi’ite pilgrims walking through Dujail. They were on their way to the al-Askari shrine in Samarra. The first bomb lured first responders to a second bomb. Cars and market stalls were set aflame.
Three homes belonging to Sahwa members were blown up in Hawija
, but no casualties were reported.
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Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.
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