Thursday, October 06, 2005

25 Killed, 87 Hurt In Iraq Mosque Bomb Blast

HILLAH, Iraq -- A bomb exploded at the entrance of a Shiite Muslim mosque south of Baghdad as hundreds of worshippers gathered for prayers on the first day of Ramadan and for the funeral of a man killed in an earlier bombing. At least 25 people were killed and 87 wounded.
The explosion hit the Husseiniyat Ibn al-Nama mosque, ripping through strings of lightbulbs and green and red flags hung around the entrance to celebrate the start of the holy month. The mosque's facade was ravaged, shops nearby were detroyed and several cars were damaged.
Hundreds of men had gathered at the mosque, located in the center of Hillah, for prayers before returning home to eat the meal that ends the day's sunrise to sunset fast, when the blast went off at 6 p.m.

2 Comments:

Blogger G_in_AL said...

You sure the US didnt do this? I mean, the "freedom fighters" wouldnt do anything so bad would they?

October 06, 2005 1:04 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

LOL G , a wise man is never sure of anything

October 06, 2005 4:15 pm  

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