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At least 21 killed in wave of car bombings in Baghdad
M&G ^ | October 12th 2011 | staff

Posted on 10/12/2011 5:31:25 AM PDT by Cardhu

Baghdad - At least 21 people were killed Wednesday in a wave of car bombings in the Iraqi capital, according to security and medical sources.

Over 60 people were injured in the bombings, two of which involved suicide attacks, in central, north and south Baghdad, the sources said.

Four of the bombs exploded outside police stations and at the entrance to the Interior Ministry building in Baghdad, said a spokesman for the ministry, Adel Daham, said.

A fifth car bomb exploded near a police convoy in the mainly Shiite northern district of Al Horiya, according to security sources.

Daham said on state television that Iraqi forces killed six 'terrorists' during their attempts to target police stations in different areas in Baghdad.

'The bombings were mounted in retaliation for the arrest of a large number of al-Qaeda leaders in the past few days by Iraqi security forces,' he said.

No one claimed responsibility for what appeared to be a series of coordinated attacks.

The country's police forces remain the easiest target for attacks since they are lightly armed compared to the army and special anti-terrorism units.

The bombings are the bloodiest in Baghdad since August, when 28 people were killed in a suicide attack in a western Baghdad mosque that was also blamed on al-Qaeda.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baghdad; bombing

1 posted on 10/12/2011 5:31:29 AM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu

They obviously need to ban cars.


2 posted on 10/12/2011 5:45:54 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Cardhu
You leave Iran unmolested to subvert everything you're trying to achieve, and this is on W, this is what you get. How long after our forces leave do you think it will take for Iran to install its puppets in Iraq?

Mike

3 posted on 10/12/2011 5:45:54 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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