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Car bombs detonate near police, bus stations
ARNEWS ^ | Aug 18, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Craig Zentkovich

Posted on 08/18/2005 4:33:45 PM PDT by SandRat

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Army News Service Aug. 18, 2005) -- Terrorists carried out multiple suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attacks Aug. 17 in Baghdad.

A total of 28 Iraqi civilians and four Iraqi Police were killed and 68 civilians were wounded in the terrorist attacks, said Col. Joseph DiSalvo, commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

The first part of the attack involved a car bomb which detonated in a main bus terminal in downtown Baghdad at 7:50 a.m. Ten minutes later, as Iraqi Police arrived at the scene, a suicide bomber detonated his vehicle outside the terminal, which is a main transit station for Iraqis heading north and south.

Casualties from both attacks were taken to al-Kindi hospital, where, at 8:45 a.m., a third VBIED was detonated.

“This particular incident, where terrorists deliberately target civilians, emergency responders and hospitals, defines crimes against humanity -- period. The Iraqi people have seen once again that the terrorists have no regard for human life,” said Col. Joseph DiSalvo, commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. “These heinous attacks will only strengthen the resolve of the Iraqi people and Iraqi Security Forces in their fight against the terrorists.”

The incidents are under investigation.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: baghdad; bombs; bus; car; detonate; iraq; police; stations
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1 posted on 08/18/2005 4:33:49 PM PDT by SandRat
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Kathy in Alaska; Fawnn; HiJinx; Radix; Spotsy; Diva Betsy Ross; ...

Once again Terrorists prove they are cowards and scum!


2 posted on 08/18/2005 4:34:43 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

We have been waaaaaaaaay to nice! Time to really let the Marines do what they know how to do! Turn 'em loose and let 'em clean up the place!


3 posted on 08/18/2005 4:36:24 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: LUV W

The Marines and the ARMY and Special Forces, SEALs, Rangers are ALL doing what they do best: fighting these bastards, thank you very much. Let's give credit to all these warriors, if you please.


4 posted on 08/18/2005 4:39:49 PM PDT by brushcop (We lift up our military serving in harm's way and pray for total victory and a safe return.)
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To: brushcop

Eat your own! Bump.


5 posted on 08/18/2005 4:42:03 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Pitchforks and Lanterns..with a smiley face!)
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To: SandRat

Religion of Peace!


6 posted on 08/18/2005 4:43:03 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (If you think you're having a bad day, try crucifixtion.)
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To: brushcop

I'm sorry you misunderstood me. I am not critisizing the heroes of this war, but the ones in Washington who put so many restraints on them that they haven't been able to fully do the kind of job killing these monsters that they would if allowed to! I apologise if it seemed if I was running down our military. I am a Military Mom--I would NEVER do that!


7 posted on 08/18/2005 4:43:09 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: brushcop

I agree with you that our service members are doing the best they can. Still wouldnt mind seeing some terrorist supporting towns rembling Dresden after the bombing.


8 posted on 08/18/2005 4:44:22 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (If you think you're having a bad day, try crucifixtion.)
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To: trubluolyguy

They ready do that in norway .

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1098821.ece


9 posted on 08/18/2005 4:56:09 PM PDT by M203
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To: SandRat

Yet another example of the true proud desert warrior at work.
But what are ya going to do. It pleases their rock so much.
One would think the civilize Arabs of the world that live in civilized countries would be calling this scum lower then pigs at this point. The silence is defening. So many of them really seem to condone this stuff in their hearts. It is the way of the rock. Murder is acceptable to them, even though they lie out of their teeth that it is not the practice of Islam to allow for such things.


10 posted on 08/18/2005 6:07:26 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: SandRat

BTTT!!!!!!!


11 posted on 08/19/2005 3:10:48 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: samadams2000

Who are the Iraqis who support and shelter these thugs?


12 posted on 08/19/2005 3:25:39 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Polls = Proof that when the MSM want your opinion they will give it to you.)
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