Thursday, January 14, 2010

Najaf market bombed

'Three explosions ripped through the city of Najaf on Thursday, just hundreds of yards from one of the holiest sites in Shiite Islam.

Two homemade bombs detonated just five minutes apart about 5:30 p.m. in an open-air fish-and-vegetable market. Police found another bomb inside a garbage truck. As they tried to defuse it, a bomb in a car parked nearby exploded, ripping through the crowd, said police Capt. Hadi al-Najafi.

Authorities gave conflicting estimates of the number of dead, ranging from one to at least two dozen.

A paint seller in Najaf's old quarter was trapped under the rubble of his store, whose ceiling collapsed from the power of the blasts.

Abbas Elaiwi, like many in this relatively calm city about 90 miles south of Baghdad, was shocked that the explosions had occurred so close to the Imam Ali shrine, where the son-in-law of the prophet Muhammad is buried.

...Jawad al-Garawi, a provincial council member in Najaf, blamed Thursday's attacks on remnants of Saddam Hussein's party and swore to "purge" them from police and government positions in the province.'

6 comments :

Aton said...

"Sex sting in Poconos nets former chief U.N. weapons inspector"

http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100114/NEWS/1140319

Aton said...

"A former chief United Nations weapons inspector is accused of contacting what he thought was a 15-year-old girl in an Internet chat room, engaging in a sexual conversation and showing himself masturbating on a Web camera."

Dolly said...

This is an outrage, they should have attacked with pneumonic plague instead. Give you that flava of 'New Iraq'

Dolly said...

Aton has made a compelling case that the UN are scum. I must remember never to take the UN seriously, as it retroactively legalizes the U.S. attack on Iraq
or when the chink Ban Ki-moon condemns the Islamic State. He is merely a child rapist

David All said...

Dolly, if you are going to use racist slurs, for heaven's sake use the right ones. The Secretary-General of the UN Ban Ki-Moon is Korean, not Chinese. That makes him a gook, not a chink!
God, David Duke was right, good help is hard to find nowadays.

Anonymous said...

Bankimoon? Does anyone pay attention to this American errand boy? I loved it when the resistance carried out an operation and he ducked for cover under the lectern. I can watch it that a thousand times and not get bored of it. That operation was not quite as succesful as the one that eliminated the UN Rep in Baghdad earlier.