The political crisis to form a new government is deepening; meanwhile the tension among sectarian groups is escalating. According to BBC News, at least 40 people have been killed in an apparent double suicide bomb attack on a Shia mosque in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on April 7th. One blast occurred inside the mosque while the second bomber was said to have struck outside the building, BBC News Agency reported. The attack came a day after a car bomb killed at least 10 people near the sacred Imam Ali shrine in Najaf. The attack on the shrine in Samarra, north of Baghdad, set off a wave of violence between Iraq’s Shia and Sunni communities. Bahadir Dincer, Middle East expert of Journal of Turkish Weekly, argued that the delay in forming a government is mostly responsible for the increasing sectarian violence. He pointed out that latest bloody attack to Shia mosque proves that Iraq is at the edge of civil war. These everlasting attacks also support the idea that there are groups who are not in favor of national unity of Iraq and want to break out a civil war in Iraq. On the other hand, […]

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