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Muslim Terrorists Kill 22 Muslims In Iraq

From an elated Associated Press:

U.S. and Iraqi soldiers patrol a road in Jasr Diyala on the outskirts of southern Baghdad December 4, 2007.

22 killed in 2 suicide attacks in Iraq

By HAMID AHMED, Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD – A female suicide bomber attacked the offices of an anti-al-Qaida group that has joined forces with the U.S., killing 12 people Friday in one of Iraq’s most violent provinces, police and the U.S. military said.

A second attack at a checkpoint manned by Iraqi soldiers and another of the U.S-backed groups killed 10 people, an Iraqi army officer said.

The attacks highlighted the dangers for the U.S.-backed groups, which often include former insurgents who have turned against al-Qaida in Iraq. The groups are credited with helping stem Iraq’s violence along with the influx of U.S. troops.

Both bombings were in Diyala province, which remains one of the country’s most violent regions despite dramatic security gains in Baghdad and elsewhere.

In the first attack, in the city of Muqdadiyah, 10 of those killed were members of the local anti-al-Qaida group who have partnered with U.S. and Iraqi forces to rid their neighborhood of militants, said Brig. Gen. Mohammed al-Tamimi, the city police chief, who said the bombing claimed 15 lives. The U.S. military said 12 people died.

Another police official said the suicide bomber, who had detonated an explosives belt, was a former member of Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party and identified her as Suhaila Hussein Ali. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release details of the attack.

It was the second suicide attack involving a woman in less than two weeks. On Nov. 27, a woman blew herself up near an American patrol near Diyala’s provincial capital Baqouba, wounding seven U.S. troops and five Iraqis, the U.S. military said.

Friday’s explosion occurred on the outskirts of Muqdadiyah, a majority Sunni city about 60 miles north of Baghdad, on a road leading to the town market, al-Tamimi said.

Meanwhile, a suicide car bombing at a checkpoint in the Mansouriayah area, 20 miles east of the provincial capital of Baqouba, killed seven Iraqi soldiers and three members of a local anti-al-Qaida group, according to an Iraqi army officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release details…

Another glimmer of hope for our media and their Democrat masters.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, December 7th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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