Tuesday, November 02, 2010

AQ bombings kill 50 in Baghdad

"At least 50 people were killed and 180 wounded in a wave of blasts across Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.

There were 14 explosions. Ten were car bombs, three were roadside bombs, and another was what's called a sticky bomb: a device that's placed on an object, many times a vehicle.

Explosions struck the Shiite neighborhoods of Kadhimiya in the northwest; Amil, Bayaa and Shulaa in the southwest; Ur and Zuhour in the northeast; Sadr City, Kamaliya and Amin in the east; and Abu Dhsir in the southern part of the city.

Other blasts struck mixed Sunni-Shiite neighborhoods, including Waziriya, Yarmouk, Jihad and Eghraiat.

A U.S. military spokesman, Lt. Col. Eric Bloom, said no U.S. advisory units have been requested to the scenes of the attacks.

He said there has been no aerial support but notes that the U.S. military always has "eyes in the skies" that feed imagery into the United States and into the Iraqi operational center.

He said the strikes are typical of al Qaeda in Iraq attacks."

1 comment :

Bruno said...

Al Qaeda? Aren't they the folks America wanted to attract to Iraq to "fight them there?"