Six wounded as bomb targets Shi'ite mosque in Iraq
Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 00:49
March 31 - Six are wounded by a bomb in Iraq's predominantly Shi'ite Muslim south. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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A Shi'ite mosque comes under attack in southern Iraq, when a bomb explodes during a service -- wounding six people.
No one is claiming responsibility for the attack, but Sunni Muslim insurgents have stepped up efforts to undermine Iraq's Shi'ite-led government.
The bomb exploded in the usually stable oil hub of Basra.
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) EYEWITNESS MAZIN MOHAMMED, SAYING:
"Six worshippers were wounded by the blast. Some of the injuries are minor, while others were serious. Thank God all the wounded were taken to hospital."
The attack comes a day after a series of car bombs hit five Shi'ite mosques across Iraq that killed 19 people.
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