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Published:March 20th, 2007 06:00 EST
Suicide Bombing at Mosque

Suicide Bombing at Mosque

By SOP newswire

FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq – At least four persons were killed and over 30 wounded when a suicide bomber targeted worshippers at a Shiite mosque in eastern Baghdad on Monday.

The bomb was detonated when guards began to search the attacker as he attempted to enter the mosque. The attack occurred around 12:30 p.m. near the Shorja marketplace.

Iraqi security forces and Soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division responded to the blast and sealed off the area.

The attack came as U.S. and Iraqi forces continue a security sweep aimed at reducing sectarian violence. The security crackdown has focused on reducing vehicleborne improvised explosive devices by constructing barriers in marketplaces and other areas that have been traditional targets.

Iraqi Security Forces help after suicide bombing at mosque
MND-BAGHDAD 2nd BCT, 2nd Inf. Div. Public Affairs