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Iraq probes killing of 22 Shi'ite pilgrims

09-14-2011 10:09 BJT

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Iraqi authorities have questioned a suspect over the execution-style killings of 22 Shi'ite pilgrims. The pilgrims were killed on Monday by gunmen who hijacked their bus at a fake checkpoint.

An Iraqi lawmaker said the suspect was found with weapons in his car near the spot on a desolate desert highway in western Iraq where gunmen forced their way onto the bus. Shi'ite pilgrims have been a target of Sunni insurgents trying to revive the sectarian violence that brought Iraq to the brink of civil war just a few years ago. And the lawmaker said the bus attack bore the hallmarks of al-Qaida.



Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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