June 4 Photo Brief: Monsoon season approaches, Vigil in Tiananmen Square, Miners riot in Spain
Last days before monsoon season begins in India, Spanish miners frustrated over country’s economy woes, a candlelight vigil held to mark the crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and more in today’s daily brief.
Bomb hits Shi’ite site in Baghdad, 26 killed
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed car outside a Shi’ite Muslim office in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 190 in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Iraq’s al Qaeda affiliate.
The bombing on a Shi’ite religious office comes at a sensitive time, with the country’s fractious Shi’ite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs locked in a crisis that threatens to unravel their power-sharing deal and spill into sectarian tensions.