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12 Shia Killed on Pilgrimage in Iraq

On Friday (Feb 13th) , two cars blocked a bus carrying pilgrims from Baghdad to a key Shia shrine in the northern, mainly Sunni, city of Samarra. Seven gunmen opened fire, killing five and wounding six of the pilgrims in the attack at around 5 a.m. (10 p.m EDT on Thursday) near Tarmiya, 25 km (15 miles) north of the capital, a local police source said.

The same pattern of terrorist killing of the Shia shows their roots to be the same whether they kill the innocent Shia people in Chilas , Kohistan , Quetta , Karachi , Pakistan , or in Karbala, Iraq. They are the same Anti-Shia (Wahabi) terrorist , funded by Saudi .

A second incident occurred at 7.30 a.m. in the southern outskirts of Baghdad when gunmen killed two Shia pilgrims en route to the holy Shia city of Kerbala in Iraq’s south. Six others were wounded, police and hospital sources say.

While overall violence in Iraq has fallen since the peak of sectarian fighting in 2006-07, bombings and killings still occur daily. Most attacks are being done by the Anti-Shia (Wahabi) Arab insurgents, who are the remenants of Saudi funded insurgency.

On Wednesday, militants targeting Shia families in Baquba killed five people in bombings that occurred after leaflets were distributed telling Shia to leave the neighborhood or be killed.


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