Spate of attacks on Shi'ite Muslims kills 48 people in Iraq




 
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Spate of attacks on Shi'ite Muslims kills 48 people in Iraq
 
October 17th, 2013  
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Spate of attacks on Shi'ite Muslims kills 48 people in Iraq
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Attacks on Shi'ite Muslims killed at least 48 people across Iraq on Thursday, including a suicide truck bomb targeting members of the country's Shabak minority, police and medics said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for any of the attacks, but Sunni Muslim radicals and other insurgents have been regaining momentum this year, and Shi'ites, whom they view as apostates, are a prime target. Militants linked to al Qaeda have in the past attacked Shabaks, who are mainly Shi'ite. ...

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