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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:22 AM
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AP: Motorcycle Bombing Kills 12 in Baghdad
Motorcycle Bombing Kills 12 in Baghdad


Thursday August 3, 2006 2:46 PM

AP Photo BAG113

By RAWYA RAGEH

Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A bomb strapped to a motorcycle exploded in the center
of the capital Thursday, killing at least 12 people and injuring 29, police said.
At least 13 other people were killed or found dead in various parts of the country.

The attack near Rusafi Square in the Rashid Street shopping area apparently
targeted fruit and vegetable vendors and commercial stalls, said police Lt.
Ahmed Mohammed Ali. He said the bomb was hidden in a parked motorcycle.

-snip-

The attack occurred as Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso was visiting Baghdad
on a surprise trip. At a news conference, he announced a $29 million loan
for the reconstruction of Iraq.

-snip-

According to figures compiled from Iraqi security and health department figures,
more than 1,000 civilians, 135 members of security forces and 143 insurgents were
killed nationwide in July. In addition, 1,800 civilians were injured.

-snip-

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-5991637...
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bmcatt Donating Member (398 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:28 AM
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1. Wait for the spin...
"... this, of course, shows that the insurgence is in its last throes. After all, they can't afford car bombs any more. Soon, they'll be down to bicycle bombs and then we'll really have won!"
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