By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press
BAGHDAD June 18, 2013 (AP)
Two suicide bombers targeted a Shiite mosque in Baghdad on Tuesday, one blowing himself up at a nearby checkpoint while the other slipped inside during prayers. The blasts killed 34 people, Iraqi officials said.
The coordinated bombings were the latest in a string of attacks to hit Iraq, reviving fears the country is headed back toward the widespread sectarian bloodshed that pushed it to the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007.
Two police officers said the first bomber detonated his explosives at a security checkpoint near the mosque in Baghdad’s northern Qahira neighborhood in an apparent attempt to distract the authorities. The area is a middle-class, Shiite-majority neighborhood.
Caution: The video below appears to be of the mosque shortly after the bomb where jubilant muslims, excited to a state of religious frenzy by the stench of fresh death, all shout allahu ackbar to the body parts on the carpet.