BAGHDAD – Back-to-back suicide bombings killed 60 people Friday outside the most important Shiite shrine in Baghdad, a day after the country was rocked by its most deadly violence in more than a year, police officials said.
Friday's attack came a day after two bombings in separate areas of Iraq killed more than 80 people. The bombings were the latest in a series of high-profile attacks.
Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the bombings, but these types of attacks are the trademark of Sunni insurgents backed by al-Qaida in Iraq.
Honestly, I don't understand how these people think they are doing anything commendable at all. Do they really think God is going to reward them with instant paradise and 72 virgins for murder? These crazy terrorists are killing their own people! They are depleting the Arab population by themselves. Who needs outside enemies when your own people will kill you? How maddening! I met many fine Arabs during our time in Syria. I cannot say enough good about them. I can't imagine any of them being killed by fellow Arabs who were just plain evil as these insurgents are. For sure none of the ones I met would stoop to this level of wickedness against innocents. They have too much respect for life and fear of God for that.