Blast at revered Shi’ite shrine in Iraq’s Samarra

An explosion struck a revered Shi’ite Muslim shrine in the Iraqi city of Samarra on Wednesday that was badly damaged in February 2006, senior Shi’ite officials and a witness said. The witness said two minarets at the Golden Mosque were damaged in the blast. Last year’s attack on the mosque triggered a wave of sectarian violence in Iraq that has killed tens of thousands of people. Full Story

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