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Blast near Baghdad mosque kills 15

Agencies | February 18, 2005 16:30 IST

At least 15 people were killed in an explosion near a Baghdad mosque on Friday, according to reports.

The blast occurred as Shiite worshippers were participating in an Ashura holiday procession to the mosque in the al-Dora neighbourhood of southern Baghdad.

Iraq's borders were closed for five days starting Thursday in an effort to tighten security during Ashura, a major Shiite holiday.

The country's National Security Council recommended the closure.

Attacks during Ashura last year killed more than 180 people in Baghdad and Karbala, south of the capital.


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Very clearly, foreign terrorists are engineering acts of violence in Iraq. Once the legally elected government is fully functional, they will be taken care of ...

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