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Two loud explosions heard in Baghdad
Haaretz News Ticker ^ | 3/3/2004 | AP

Posted on 03/02/2004 8:57:14 PM PST by yonif

Two loud explosions heard in Baghdad (AP)


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baghdad; explosions; iraq

1 posted on 03/02/2004 8:57:15 PM PST by yonif
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To: yonif
I didn't hear anything here in Minneapolis.
2 posted on 03/02/2004 8:57:46 PM PST by xrp
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To: Allegra
what's up?
3 posted on 03/02/2004 9:00:10 PM PST by antivenom ("Never argue with an idiot, he'll bring you down to his level - then beat you with experience.")
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To: yonif
Is Al Qaeda celebrating Kerry's victories tonight?
4 posted on 03/02/2004 9:00:45 PM PST by inkling
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To: yonif
Thanks for the heads up, Yonif. Watching for more.
5 posted on 03/02/2004 9:01:38 PM PST by mitchbert (Facts are Stubborn Things)
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To: yonif
Wouldnt it be more newsworthy if NO loud explosions were heard in Baghdad?
6 posted on 03/02/2004 9:02:07 PM PST by Sabretooth (I'm not SabERtooth, Im SabREtooth.)
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To: yonif
Ouch... hope it's nothing serious :-(
7 posted on 03/02/2004 9:02:29 PM PST by Tamzee (The Democrat Party...... Kerrying water for Communism since 1971)
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Two explosions are heard in Baghdad


The Associated Press
3/2/2004, 11:41 p.m. ET


BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Two explosions were heard Wednesday morning in Baghdad, a day after simultaneous suicide bombings on Shiite Muslim shrines in the capital and the holy city of Karbala killed at least 143 people.

It was not clear where the explosions were and U.S. military officials said they had no information.

Iraqi officials called for calm at the start of a three-day mourning period in light of Tuesday's attacks and hundreds of funerals were expected to take place.
8 posted on 03/02/2004 9:02:34 PM PST by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: inkling
yep, a celebratory suicide bombing in anticipation of the apology Hanoi John Kerry promised in his recent address.
9 posted on 03/02/2004 9:02:39 PM PST by Steven W.
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To: mitchbert
Hey you :-) How've you been?

10 posted on 03/02/2004 9:03:25 PM PST by Tamzee (The Democrat Party...... Kerrying water for Communism since 1971)
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To: Tamsey
bump for tomorrow
11 posted on 03/02/2004 9:07:05 PM PST by txhurl
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To: yonif
Is there such a thing as a quiet explosion?

Has OSHA approved the sound level for these explosions? Did the terrorists issue hearing protection gear before setting off their explosions? Do they have an approved Health and Safety Plan? Have they trained all their operatives on making safe loud explosions? Where are the training records kept? Are they available for agency inspection?

12 posted on 03/02/2004 9:09:03 PM PST by stboz
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To: yonif
My God. 150 Shiites killed in Bagdad yesterday and 40 in Pakistan. Then this. Can Al Quada be so stupid? Muslim attacking muslim? I can think of nothing better for our cause...our cause being western civilization.
13 posted on 03/02/2004 9:10:03 PM PST by spyone
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To: spyone
Muslim attacking muslim? I can think of nothing better for our cause...our cause being western civilization.

I'd rather have them killing each other than killing us. Thank you, Mr. President!

14 posted on 03/02/2004 9:12:03 PM PST by inkling
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To: stboz
Is there such a thing as a quiet explosion?

Ask these guys about 'Hushaboom'. ;-)


16 posted on 03/02/2004 9:22:28 PM PST by StriperSniper (Manuel Miranda - Whistleblower)
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To: stboz
Of course, President Kerry would hold those terrorists accountable for everything you've mentioned!/sarcasm off
17 posted on 03/02/2004 9:40:54 PM PST by Frank_2001 (Kerry hunts fortunes. Bush hunts terrorists. Who would YOU rather have as President?)
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To: spyone
You have a point.
18 posted on 03/02/2004 9:53:07 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: inkling
I'd rather have them killing each other than killing us.

i'd rather have "them" not killing anybody. In some sense though, I agree with your point- by killing their fellow muslims, "they" (al-qaeda/wahhabi types) are tarnishing their image. for creating this situation, we do have GWB to thank.

What will be really funny is if the Shia turn out to be our allies- for the fustian of the Mad Mullahs of Thehran, the Shia are (relatively speaking) much less strident/doctrinaire than the salaf. and the AQ boys have said that they view the Shia as their real, long term enemy.

19 posted on 03/02/2004 10:50:18 PM PST by fourdeuce82d
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Three missiles hit Baghdad neighborhood, striking telephone exchange, injuring one
By Associated Press, 3/3/2004 01:43


BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Three missiles hit a Baghdad neighborhood early Wednesday morning, Iraqi police said, damaging a telephone exchange and critically injuring one person.

The missile attacks came a day after simultaneous suicide bombings on Shiite Muslim shrines in the capital and the holy city of Karbala killed at least 143 people. Iraqi officials called for calm at the start of a three-day mourning period in light of Tuesday's attacks.

Iraqi police Brig. Gen. Samer Saadoun said the missiles were fired within minutes of each other Wednesday, striking the exchange in the Mansour neighborhood of the capital, Baghdad.

He said an Iraqi, critically injured in the attack, was taken to a hospital. There were no arrests, but police were searching for the attacker.

Twelve telephone exchanges in Baghdad were set up last month, replacing the ones destroyed in the U.S.-led invasion, letting the Iraqi Telephone and Post Co. to provide service for 240,000 lines in and around Baghdad.

An estimated 280,000 lines remain out of service, officials said.

20 posted on 03/02/2004 10:57:36 PM PST by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: fourdeuce82d
i'd rather have "them" not killing anybody.

I couldn't agree more!

21 posted on 03/03/2004 7:49:00 AM PST by inkling
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To: Sabretooth; antivenom
Wouldn't it be more newsworthy if NO loud explosions were heard in Baghdad?

YES. I actually get sort of worried if it's quiet for too long.

It usually means something's brewing.

We're OK, AV! :)

22 posted on 03/03/2004 12:12:27 PM PST by Allegra (Houston Area Texans are The Schiznit)
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To: stboz
Has OSHA approved the sound level for these explosions?

We joke around saying "That's it! Those neighbors are being way too noisy. I'm calling the cops. They're exceeding the allowed decibel level."

23 posted on 03/03/2004 12:15:37 PM PST by Allegra (Houston Area Texans are The Schiznit)
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