Bombing In Basra Averted Iraqi Police

Bombing in Basra Averted

Iraqi police in Basra also discovered a huge bomb in Al-Tanuma Square near the bridge over the Shatt al-Arab, disarming it before it could wreak havoc in the crowded public space. The Square has also seen the distribution of leaflets calling on Sunnis, Christians and Mandaeans to leave Basra. Several mosque preachers attempted to counteract such sentiments in their sermons on Friday, calling for Iraqis to unite across religious boundaries. (al-Zaman)