Suspected al-Qaida bombers destroyed parts of the Shiite Askariya shrine in Samarra on Wednesday, sparking fears of reprisal killings. A wave of violence followed the 2006 bombing of the mosque's golden dome. A reporter in Baghdad describes the latest developments.
Suspected al-Qaida militants blew up two towers of a revered Shiite shrine in Samarra Wednesday in a repeat of the 2006 attack that triggered retaliatory violence against Sunnis.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Two car bombs tore through a crowded marketplace in Baghdad Monday, killing at least 88 people, as Iraqis marked the first anniversary of a Shiite shrine bombing that brought the country to the brink of civil war.
By PBS NewsHour
U.S. and Iraqi forces launched a major assault on the insurgent stronghold Samarra on Friday.
Militants in Iraq fired mortar rounds at a headquarters for U.S. and Iraqi forces in the city of Samarra Thursday, destroying a building and killing five American soldiers and two Iraqi guardsman.
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