Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday's Baghdad Bombing

Day after day, bombs bursting in markets and police stations and whatnot give proof of the impending disaster in Iraq.
New bomb blast at Baghdad market 

The bombing at the motorbike market was the latest in a string of attacks 
At least 11 people have been killed and more than 40 wounded in a bomb attack in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
The blast, at a motorcycle market in the centre of the city, was the latest in a recent series of major bomb attacks on civilian targets.
On Wednesday some 70 people were killed in the Sadr City area of Baghdad.
American troops are scheduled to pull out of all Iraqi cities by next Tuesday. Officials say the attacks will not affect their plans.
The motorbike market, which only takes place on Fridays, has been targeted by bombers in the past.
Correspondents say the latest bombings have raised questions about the ability of Iraqi security forces to combat a determined insurgency.
The withdrawal of US troops from urban areas is a significant element of an agreement between Washington and the Iraqi government, under which all US soldiers are due to leave Iraq by 2012.

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