Violence in Iraq kills 13 as major oil pipeline bombed
AFPBAGHDAD--Attacks in Iraq killed 13 people on Tuesday, including four who died in a blast targeting Shiite worshippers, while militants bombed a major oil pipeline, halting exports, officials said.
August 14, 2013, 12:10 am TWN
The attacks are the latest in a surge in violence that security forces have failed to curb, despite carrying out major operations against militants said to have resulted in scores of arrests, including 82 on Monday.
In the deadliest attack on Tuesday, a car bomb exploded after midday prayers at Al-Zahraa husseiniyah, a Shiite place of worship south of Baghdad, killing four people and wounding 14.
Militants also bombed a major pipeline carrying oil from northern Iraq to Turkey, near the town of Albu Jahash in Nineveh province.