IRAQ: TUNISIAN, WOMAN AMONG 11 EXECUTED FOR TERROR
November 17, 2011: Eleven people sentenced to death for terrorist activity were executed in Iraq, according to the Iraqi Justice Ministry.
Among those executed was a Tunisian sentenced to death for detonating a bomb in Shia enclave of Samarra where sectarian violence exploded in 2006.
"Eleven were executed early today Among them was a woman and Ysri Fakhir, a Tunisian accused of exploding a bomb at the Askari shrine," one of Shia Islam's holiest sites, said a ministry of Justice spokesman in Iraqi media reports.
The Askari bombing on 22 February 2006 caused no casualties but the retaliatory violence killed more than 1,000 people on the first day alone, according to reports.
The bombing caused major damage to the shrine's golden dome and is believed to have been carried out by Al-Qaeda. (Sources: AKI, 17/11/2011)