October 15th, 2013
02:21 AM ET

Blasts claim lives in Iraq, Afghanistan on Muslim holy day

For Muslims around the world, Eid al-Adha is a time of celebration, marked with visits from far-flung relatives, gift-giving and elaborate feasts.
But this year, the joyous occasion was marred with bomb blasts and deaths in violence-plagued Afghanistan and Iraq, and in civil war-wracked Syria.
In eastern Afghanistan, a bomb placed under a stage killed the governor of Logar province as he was delivering an Eid speech inside a mosque.
In addition to Gov. Mohammad Arsala Jamal, the blast killed 15 others, police said.
In Iraq, at least eight people were killed and 19 others wounded when a bomb exploded outside a mosque in central Kirkuk, Iraqi officials said.
The bomb went off as worshippers were leaving the mosque, police said.
And in Syria, where a bloody civil war continues to claim lives daily, three children were killed in an explosion that anti-government activists blamed on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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  1. saywhat

    I could get a few lines across as usual and then kaput.

    October 16, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Loser

      As if anyone cares... If CNN doesn't want your opinion anymore, what makes you think we do?

      October 25, 2013 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    No go

    October 16, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ronvan

    ONE could argue the fact that these inhumane killings have been ongoing for centuries within these countries. Does that make it right? NO!! ALL religions, that I know of, have skeletions in the closet! MY biggest problem with muslims, islam, etc., is that the FEW are representing the MANY? Where are the voices of the MANY that condemn the FEW?
    WHY is it that their religious leaders, pray for the actions of the "radicals"? IF, the Qura'n teaches that to "kill all the infidels", which includes US, BUT is actually being misinterpreted, then, again, WHY are the MANY not yelling, screaming, and showing US that the FEW are nothing more than cowards?

    October 20, 2013 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
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