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Bombing at Shiite Mosque in Mosul Leaves 40 Dead

A suicide bomber walked into a Shiite mosque in the northern city of Mosul on Thursday and detonated explosives strapped to his body, killing about 40 people and wounding at least 60, officials and witnesses said. The attack occurred as senior Shiite and Kurdish officials said in interviews that they had reached an agreement in principle on forming a coalition government, but were still negotiating some sticking points. They have agreed that a transitional basic law approved last spring will be the basis for a new government, and that Sunni Arabs should be given prominent government posts. The transitional law says, in part, that Islam should be a source of legislation rather than the sole source.Full Story

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