Wednesday, September 14, 2005

150 Dead in Iraq

12 Simultaneous Attacks

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber lured a crowd of Shi'ite day labourers to
his minivan and blew it up in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing 114 people and
wounding more than 156 in Iraq's second deadliest bombing since the war
The bomber drew the men to his vehicle with promises of work before
detonating the bomb, which contained up to 500 pounds (220 kg) of explosives, an
Interior Ministry source said.
"There's no political party here, there are no
police," Mohammed Jabbar railed at the blast site in the Shi'ite Muslim
Khadhimiya area. "This targeted civilians, innocents. Why women and children?"
he added, as bystanders shouted, "Why? Why?"
Another car bomber blew himself
up in northern Baghdad, killing 11 people lined up to refill gas canisters, as a
wave of bombings rocked the capital. Gunmen also dragged 17 people from their
homes and killed them in Taji, a northern suburb.
More than 150 people were
killed in all the attacks, which a police official said seemed to have been
carefully orchestrated.

12 simultaneous attacks. That must be some kind of terrorist world record, no?

And meanwhile, the Sunnis still don't accept the draft of the new Iraqi constitution.


At 10:17 AM, Anonymous CK said...

I think the Tet offensive back in the day still holds the Guiness book of records top spot for the most simultaneous terrawritst attacks.


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