Holy Shiite Shrine in Samarra Bombed Again

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Sixteen months ago, destruction of the golden dome of the al-Askari Mosque in Samarra touched off sectarian violence that is still causing bloodshed in Iraq. Today, the two minarets of that same Shiite shrine were blown up--apparently by insiders. Leila Fadel, Baghdad Bureau Chief for McClatchy Newspapers, says both civil and religious authorities are urging calm and trying to avert sectarian retaliation.




Warren Olney