Sectarian terror rocks Baghdad, Najaf —again

The death toll from bomb and rocket attacks in Baghdad on March 7, reached 37 with 62 others wounded, as Iraqis voted in the country’s parliamentary election. Most of the attacks were on residential buildings in densely populated neighborhoods far from the Green Zone. (Xinhua, March 7) One day earlier, a car bomb ripped through a parking lot used by Shi’ite pilgrims at the Imam Ali shrine in the holy city of Najaf, killing three—two Iranians and one Iraqi. The attack near an Iranian tour bus also wounded 54 people, 19 of them Iranians. (LAT, March 7)

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