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IN THE PAPERS by Isabel Alejo

February 8, 2010

Female suicide bomber kills dozens in Iraq

BBC NEWS
Monday, February 1st, 2010

A woman has detonated an explosive vest among Shia’s pilgrims causing 41 killed and 106 injured in Iraq. The Shia’s pilgrims were making Arbaeen, an annual festivity in which Prophet Muhammad’s memory is honoured. The attack has been blamed to Sunni extremists, who are considered the closer group to Saddam Hussein.
The facts have increased the tension between the two groups, Shia and Sunni, ahead of Iraq’s parlamentary elections scheduled for March.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. isabelalejo permalink
    February 8, 2010 11:48 pm

    I’ve chosen this new because it remains me the story narrated in the book The Attack, the one I’ve read. This is the same story but it happens in a different country and it is full of political and religious connotations. But above everything, it is a woman who causes the disaster

  2. marisa permalink*
    February 14, 2010 9:00 pm

    Thanks Isabel. A real pity that this time it is not fiction.

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