Tuesday, January 19, 2010

5 Humanitarian aid workers killed in Adhamiya

"Gunmen killed four or five people at the office of an Iraqi humanitarian group in a Sunni neighborhood in Baghdad at midday on Monday, and left a bomb for police responders, in a rare attack on a nongovernmental organization here.

Accounts of the attack, in the Adhamiya neighborhood, remained inconsistent on Monday. A police officer, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment, said the gunmen killed four employees of the organization, Mawteny, and wounded a fifth. They left a bomb inside the office, which police and army officers disarmed, the police officer said.

But a source at the Interior Ministry said the gunmen killed all five people inside the office and left a bomb in a car outside, which wounded two police officers. The dead include two women, according to both accounts."

Rare attack on an NGO? Remember Margaret Hassan? Remember the 2003 bombing of the Red Cross in Baghdad?

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