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Iran condemns Shiite mosque bombings in Iraq
www.chinaview.cn 2005-11-20 05:50:28

    TEHRAN, Nov. 19 (Xinhuanet) -- The Shiite-dominated Iran condemned on Saturday two suicide bombs against Shiite mosques in the northeastern Iraqi town of Khanaqin on Friday, the official IRNA news agency reported.

    "The massacre of defenseless people in holy sites shows the inhumane nature of terrorists, who blindly and in open contradiction with the humanitarian principles of Islam do not spare committing any crimes even at religious centers," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi was quoted as saying.  

     Expressing sympathy with the victims' families, the spokesman also slammed occupiers in Iraq, blaming them for the mounting insecurity in the country and the massacre of innocent people.  

    Asefi also called on Muslim nations to be "vigilant in the faceof such crimes which are aimed at sowing discord among the Iraqi nation."

    Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in two Shiite mosques in Khanaqin, 140 km northeast of Baghdad, killing at least 70 people and wounding over 100 others during Friday's noon prayers.  

    Sectarian hatred and killings have run high in the violence-ravaged nation.

    At least 30 people were killed and dozens others wounded on Saturday when a suicide car bomber drove his car into a funeral tent set up by a Shiite family for their killed relative in Friday's mosques attacks in a village near Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad.  Enditem

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