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Iraqi Muslims Murder 42 Near Embassies

From those defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Suicide bombers target embassies in Iraq, kill 42

By Elizabeth A. Kennedy And Qassim Abdul-zahra, Associated Press Writers

April 4, 2010

BAGHDAD – Suicide attackers detonated three car bombs in quick succession near foreign embassies in Baghdad on Sunday, killing more than 40 people in coordinated strikes that Iraqi officials said were intended to disrupt efforts to form a new government…

Sunday’s explosions went off within minutes of each other, starting shortly after 11 a.m. One struck near the Iranian Embassy and two others hit an area that houses several diplomatic missions, including the Egyptian Consulate and the German and Spanish embassies. It was not immediately known whether diplomatic staff were among the victims.

Authorities said they foiled two other attacks aimed at diplomatic targets by stopping the would-be bombers’ vehicles and defusing the explosives…

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although multiple, coordinated bombings in the capital are a hallmark of al-Qaida in Iraq

At least two other planned attacks were thwarted.

Security forces fatally shot a man wearing a suicide belt before he could detonate a fourth bomb-rigged car near the former Germany Embassy, which is now a bank, al-Moussawi said. A fifth would-be bomber was captured on his way to the area where two of the explosions happened, said a senior Iraqi security official. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter…

On Friday, gunmen trying to pass themselves off as U.S. and Iraqi soldiers raided a Sunni village outside Baghdad and killed at least 24 people in an execution-style attack, apparently targeting a Sunni group that revolted against al-Qaida in Iraq.

The killings were reminiscent of those that plagued Iraq at the height of the sectarian bloodshed of 2006 and 2007, when men, sometimes dressed in police or army uniforms, snatched people from their homes at night.

After Sunday’s attacks, U.S. military spokesman Capt. Jay Ostrich said American forces, including explosives disposal teams, were assisting Iraqi troops at the government’s request. He said the U.S. military is "ready to support any further requests for assistance" from Iraqi authorities…

Gee, the elections have come and gone – and by all accounts a new non-secular President has been elected.

So what will the AP blame now?

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, April 4th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Iraqi Muslims Murder 42 Near Embassies”

  1. proreason says:

    Isolated incident. Probably won’t happen again.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    Headline Correction

    “Iraqi Muslims Murder 42 Muslims Near Embassies”

  3. Right of the People says:

    Another fine example of the Religion of Pieces. Savages.

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