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 Post subject: Death Toll Rises After Coordiinated Attacks
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 3:48 am 
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Death toll rises after coordinated bomb attacks

Yet Bush keeps telling everyone how much progress is being made in the nation he has destroyed.

There has been a wave of apparently coordinated bomb attacks in and around the Iraqi capital Baghdad, the day after a new government was named.

At least 19 people have been killed and more than 70 injured by the explosions, aimed at members of the security forces.

Six car bombs targeting Iraqi security forces killed at least 15 people in Baghdad.

Four of the suicide bomb explosions went off in swift succession in the Adhamiya district of northern Baghdad.

One struck a restaurant crowded with security force personnel eating breakfast.

Explosions gutted shops and destroyed cars.

"Why are they killing innocent Iraqis? Why are they trying to set Sunnis and Shi'ites apart?" asked onlooker Adnan Aziz Salman, inspecting the destruction of one of the car bombs.

"They should go and kill our occupiers. We don't care who our leaders are. We just want security."

Hours after the Adhamiya bombs, insurgents struck in the New Baghdad area, killing two with the increasingly common tactic of following one strike with another aimed at emergency services.

After a first car bomb hit a National Guard convoy, police gathered at the scene were struck by a second car bomb.

Police said three car bombings killed at least two Iraqi soldiers and wounded five in attacks near a checkpoint, at a hospital and at the post office in Madaen, a town south of Baghdad.

In the relatively tranquil Kurdish city of Arbil, a bomb disposal expert and a civilian were killed as they were trying to defuse a roadside bomb, police said.

The attacks came a day after parliament voted in the new government of Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari, with several seats left
vacant.

Link: http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/20 ... 356650.htm

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