Skip to comments.Five Car Bombs Strike Baghdad Neighborhoods
Posted on 01/23/2011 5:11:35 AM PST by markomalley
Five car bombs exploded in different neighborhoods around Baghdad on Sunday morning, killing at least eight people and injuring 30, and shattering a months-long period of relative calm in the capital. Officers from Baghdad Operational Command defused another three car bombs.
Recent days had seen large-scale attacks in other parts of the country, mainly against security forces and religious pilgrims, but Baghdad had been spared.
Within a few hours Sunday morning that distinction blew apart like the angry scraps of twisted metal strewn across the citys busy streets.
The attacks began shortly after 7 a.m., despite heightened security for the Shiite holiday of Arbain, which has been an annual magnet for extremist violence. Iraqs prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, who began his second term in office last month, made security a main plank of his electoral campaign, and Shiite religious marches, which take place several times during the year, provide a test of the police and armys effectiveness. Before Sundays attacks, Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, deputy commanding general for operations of American forces in Iraq, credited Iraqi security forces for keeping the violence out of Baghdad, saying that their successes had forced extremists to strike elsewhere.
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This line made me laugh out loud. The author probably broke his arm patting himself on the back over this one. I expected the next line to be, "I was working on my third cup of joe when she walked in......"
“Five car bombs exploded in different neighborhoods around Baghdad on Sunday morning...Officers from Baghdad Operational Command defused another three car bombs.”
That’s a lot of car bombs
Have a great Sunday morning from your mooslim friends. mooslim credo: I love you. I will kill you and your family. Yeah...”religion of peace”.
Muqtada rising up again?
“Muqtada rising up again?”
It makes you wonder if there’s a connection. It’s been a very bad week in Iraq.....just a coincidence that alSadr recently returned?
“On Tuesday a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest blew himself up in the middle of a crowd of police recruits in Tikrit, killing at least 49 and wounding 119. On Wednesday, an ambulance loaded with 450 pounds of explosives detonated outside a police headquarters in Baquba, killing at lest five people and wounding 76. On Thursday, three car bombs exploded nearly simultaneously on the roads to Karbala, where as many as 10 million Shiites gathered to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein ibn Ali, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and a central figure in Shiite Islam, killing at least 52 people and wounding three times as many.”
This resurgence of bombings began immediately upon Biden’s appearance in Iraq.