Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Deadliest attack of the war thus far


An Iraqi girl injured in the attacks is treated at a hospital in Dohuk
Members of the Yazidi sect had been targeted before the blasts
Iraqi officials say at least 250 people died in Tuesday's bombings in the north of the country - the deadliest attack on a single area since the 2003 war.

Four bombs devastated two villages of the Yazidi, a Kurdish religious sect, near the city of Mosul, and left at least 350 people injured.

Rescuers are continuing to dig through rubble to find survivors.

The US military blamed al-Qaeda for the bombs, and acknowledged that tackling insurgent attacks was a difficult task.

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