Golden Mosque Bombing Reprisals
A woman reporter for al-Arabiya, Atwar Bahjat, was kidnapped and slain in Samara, together with cameraman Adnan Abdallah sound technician Khaled Morsen.
In Baghdad, an imam was kidnapped and 27 Sunni mosques were attacked. One mosque was burned to the ground.
In Karbala, a Sunni mosque was looted.
In Basrah, a muezzin was shot dead as Sunni mosques were targeted by gunfire. Also in Basrah, 10 Egyptian and Saudi prisoners held on charges of terrorism were kidnapped from their jail cells and murdered.
In Nassiriya, the headquarters of the Islamic Party was burned down.