Baghdad: 13 killed in Shi'ite mosque bombing

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June 17, 2006 03:32

A suspected shoe bomber targeting a Shi'ite imam who criticized Abu Musab al-Zarqawi blew himself up inside one of Baghdad's most prominent mosques during prayers, killing 13 people and shattering a fragile calm imposed by a security crackdown in the capital. Elsewhere, a soldier in the US-led coalition was killed and two others were missing after an attack on a checkpoint, the US military said. The incident took place about 8 p.m. Friday near the town of Yusufiyah, some 12 miles southwest of Baghdad. Friday's bombing of the Buratha mosque, one of several attacks nationwide, was carried out despite a four-hour driving ban intended to prevent suicide car bombs during Friday prayers, the main religious service of the week.


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