Monday, September 10, 2007
(Voices of Iraq) - Unknown gunmen blew up the dome of a mosque in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, an official source from Ninewa police said on Monday. "Unknown gunmen blew up the dome al-Sabrin mosque in al-Wahda neighborhood, southwestern Mosul, on Sunday evening, after they remotely detonated explosives planted into it," the source, who asked not to be named, told the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI). The source added "the blast caused the mosque dome to collapse." Last Wednesday, a truck crammed with explosives detonated near the same mosque, severely damaging it. Mosul, capital city of Ninewa province, is 405 km north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.