September 11th, 2013
01:22 PM ET

Suicide bomber kills 4 at Baghdad mosque, police say

At least four people were killed and 12 were wounded Wednesday in Baghdad when a suicide bomber blew himself up near worshipers at a Shiite mosque, police said.

The bomber wore an explosive vest, which he detonated Wednesday evening outside the mosque in the northwestern al-Kassra neighborhood, police officials told CNN.

Iraq has seen a sharp increase in friction between its Shiite and Sunni populations since April, when Iraqi security forces raided a site used by Sunni protesters to demonstrate against the Shiite-led government.

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  1. Arlington Heights

    Amazingly, you have a higher statistical probability of being murdered in Chicago than in Baghdad. Has anyone noticed that Obama precipitously withdrew from both?

    September 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Statistically, every other place in the country has the same chance of being blown up by suicide bombers as Chicago does.
      You realize that the withdrawal from Iraq was put into play before Obama was even elected, right? He POTUS. He lives in the WH.

      September 11, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arlington Heights

      Ouch. Falser words were never spoken. It aggrieves me to see a person so woefully wrong, and I wonder how you missed what should be obvious. In 08 Bushed signed the bilateral stationing agreement ensuring continued presence of forces in Iraq. This was undone in Feb 09 by obama's Lejeune speech announcing the end to Bush's negotiated terms and ... the precipitous withdrawal, october to december 2011. So the question, why a kneejerk impulsive defense of obama? Apparently you voted for him, or are a benefactor of his socialism.

      September 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Benny n the jets

      You got benefactor right for sure

      September 11, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Ouch, indeed. Sorry you didn't look up the terms that Bush signed.
      In 2008, the American and Iraqi governments signed the U.S.–Iraq Status of Forces Agreement which stipulates that all American forces should withdraw from Iraqi cities by June 30, 2009 and from Iraqi territory altogether by 31 December 2011. On 14 December 2008, then-U.S. President George W. Bush signed the security pact with Iraq. In his fourth and final trip to Iraq, the president appeared with Iraq's prime minister Nouri al-Maliki and said more work needed to be done.
      Golly. The timeline Obama enforced was the one Bush set.

      September 11, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And as you can see, speeches by POTUS aren't sacrosanct.
      (See the many speeches about the WMD.)
      He followed the timeline after all. All done.
      Perhaps you were thinking of the terms for Afghanistan, AH.

      September 11, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Everyone in the US is a "benefactor of Socialism". I do, too, but not in the way you're implying; I am employed.
      So, how do you feel about the government-funded group with subsidized housing, health care and higher education and a decent pension plan?
      You know, the U.S. military. AKA American socialism.

      September 12, 2013 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |