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Muslims Kill 60 Muslims In Iraq Restaurants

From an elated CNN:

Bombings kill at least 60 in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Bombings Tuesday killed at least 60 people in Baghdad and in two major provincial capitals in Iraq.

The deadliest attack happened in the Diyala province capital of Baquba when a car bomb detonated outside a crowded restaurant, killing 40 people and wounding 75, according to sources on the scene, an Interior Ministry official and the U.S. military.

The attack happened near the courthouse and other government offices in Baquba, a medical source and a resident told CNN. Women and children are among the dead.

Iraqi and U.S. troops have been fighting militants in Diyala province, which stretches north and east of the capital and borders Iran.

In Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, a man walked into a restaurant and detonated his suicide vest, killing at least 15 people and wounding 13, according to an Interior Ministry official and Hamid al-Hais, the head of the Awakening Council in Anbar.

Anbar, once a battleground between al Qaeda in Iraq and U.S. and Iraqi security forces, has seen a drop in violence because many people in the region have joined the anti-insurgent “awakening” movement.

Abdul Salam al-Ani, head of the Anbar Provincial Council, told CNN that 25 days ago, Iraqi security forces foiled a suicide attack on the same restaurant.

He said attacks have gone down recently but have not stopped.

“There will always be attempts by terrorists who resort to these methods [attacking civilians] to disrupt the situation in Anbar,” he said…

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, April 15th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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