Suicide bomb kills 40 on pilgrimage
HILLA — A suicide bomber detonated a vest packed with metal ball bearings in a tent full of pilgrims heading to a Shi’ite festival yesterday, killing at least 40 persons and wounding 60, police said.
Women and children were among the victims of the attack in the town of Iskandariyah, 25 miles south of Baghdad, police said. It was one of the deadliest attacks in Iraq this year.
Most of the victims were hit by the ball bearings, said a doctor at a hospital in Hilla, where many were taken.
New centrifuges said to speed work
TEHRAN — The government said yesterday that it has started using new centrifuges that can churn out enriched uranium at more than double the rate of the machines that Iran has been using.
U.S. ambassador expresses outrage
BELGRADE — The U.S. ambassador to Serbia expressed outrage yesterday at rioters who set fire to the American Embassy in Belgrade and demanded that Serbian leaders prevent any more violence against diplomatic missions.
Ambassador Cameron Munter also criticized Serbian political leaders who have defended the riots as a “legitimate” form of protest over Kosovo’s independence declaration.
“That kind of incendiary language … is leading further to the diplomatic isolation of Serbia, which is in nobody’s interest,” Mr. Munter told the Associated Press.View Entire Story
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