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Muslim Bombings In Baghdad Kill 36 Muslims

From an encouraged Associated Press:

Series of bombings in Baghdad Shiite areas kill 36

By Hamid Ahmed, Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD – Six bombs rocked Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad on Monday, killing 36 people and wounding more than 110 in a dramatic escalation of violence as the U.S. military is thinning out its presence before a June 30 deadline to pull combat troops out of the cities.

Angry survivors hurled stones at Iraqi soldiers at the site of one of the blasts in Sadr City after troops fired shots in the air to disperse crowds of people trying to care for the injured, witnesses said.

No group claimed responsibility. But a U.S. military spokesman said the attacks appeared to be a coordinated assault by al-Qaida, saying the nature of the targets was consistent with past attacks.

Twelve people were killed in a market in western Baghdad when two car bombs exploded almost simultaneously, while 32 others were wounded, an Iraqi police official said.

Burned hulks of cars and twisted metal were scattered across the marketplace, as Iraqi soldiers and police officers surrounded the bombing site, driving off onlookers and journalists.

The day’s violence started with a car bomb at 7:30 a.m. in the center of the capital that killed at least six people and wounded 17, said a police official, who said most of the victims were day laborers seeking work.

Later, a bomb in a parked car exploded at a market in the Shiite slum of Sadr City, also killed 12 people, including three women and four children, and wounded 37 others, said Iraqi police and medical officials. Within minutes, another bomb went off at another eastern Baghdad market, killing three more people and wounding 15, said a security official.

A roadside bomb targeting a three-vehicle police convoy carrying an Interior Ministry official in eastern Baghdad killed three people, including two of the official’s guards, and wounded 12 others, said another police official.

Anger against Iraqi security forces boiled up after the blast in Sadr City, scene of heavy fighting last year between U.S.-Iraqi forces and militiamen loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr…

Tension has been increasing in Baghdad in recent weeks between the Shiite-led government and mostly Sunni paramilitary groups that the U.S. organized to provide security in their neighborhoods…

And we thought the terrorists wouldn’t be encouraged by Mr. Obama’s announcement that they only have to hang on until June.

And by “we” we mean our one party establishment and its lickspittle media.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, April 6th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Muslim Bombings In Baghdad Kill 36 Muslims”

  1. pinandpuller says:

    A guy in New York claimed responsibility after a domestic dispute with his wife. She wanted to take his guns.

  2. Reality Bytes says:

    Talk about runnin’ up the score!!! When it comes to killin’ Muslims, the Jews ain’t got nuthin’ on, uhh well Muslims.


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