Suicide bomb attacks on Iraqi school, Shia pilgrims kill 29
07 October, 2013
MOSUL: A suicide bomber drove a truck packed with explosives into the playground of a primary school in northern Iraq and blew himself up, killing 14 children and their headmaster on Sunday, police and medical sources said.
Another suicide bomber attacked a group of Shia pilgrims on their way to visit a shrine in Baghdad, killing at least 14 people and wounding more than 30, some of them critically, police said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for either bombing, but the tactics used point to the Sunni Islamist al Qaeda, which views Shias as non-believers and has been regaining momentum this year.
"Pools of blood, shoes and flesh are covering the ground," said a policeman at the scene of the blast in Baghdad, which came on the anniversary of the death of a Shia imam. Women and children were among the victims, the policeman said.