Bombing, shooting kill nine in Iraq

2012-06-22 21:35

Baghdad - A roadside bomb killed at least six people near the Iraqi capital on Friday, and gunmen with silenced weapons also shot dead three police officers in the city, security and medical officials said.

The bomb exploded in the main market in Al-Husseiniyah on Baghdad's northeast outskirts, killing six and wounding 52, an interior ministry official said.

A medical source at the Sheikh al-Dhari hospital said it had received eight bodies and more than 50 wounded from the blast.

Meanwhile, gunmen opened fire on a police checkpoint in Bayaa in south Baghdad, killing three, the interior ministry official said. A medical official confirmed the toll.

With the latest violence, at least 157 people have died in attacks in Iraq since June 13 - more than were killed during the entire month of May, according to official figures.

Violence in Iraq has declined dramatically since its peak in 2006-2007, but attacks remain common. A total of 132 Iraqis were killed in violence in May, according to official figures.

  • rude.awakning - 2012-06-22 23:17

    A sad remenant of a nation ''rescued'' form dictatorship and ''forcefully'' put under democratic rule, By an act that was nothing short of a bloody foreign military coup! Many innocents has died and so will many more! A very high price to pay for an interest that had nothing to do with installling democracy! The blood is on the hands that propagated this dastardly misleading act!! Shame on you!!!!!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-06-23 00:00

      Anything about the responsibility of those who actually planted the bombs?

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-06-23 00:14

      It's the same people who are choosing to plant bombs in Nigeria. Is the US to blame for that too?

      rude.awakning - 2012-06-23 11:03

      fred. Has it ever occured to you that only someone with a sophisticated network, endless supply of funds and that can move around the world undetected, despite stringent security measures on all modes of travel, can reach all over from nigeria to iraq etc. If u gonna tell me Al Qaeda or any other group of 'islamist' has this kind of infrastructure ,then u are giving them Faaaaar to much credit. perhaps to a point that it becomes obvious that the real culprits are conducting their 'business' under the cover of these 'islamist'!!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-06-23 14:11

      What a daft idea. You're saying the US is attacking itself and there's no Al-Quaida. Really not worth debating. You must be out of your rocker to believe something like this. There's about five other people in the whole world who do, and they're in Sterkfontein.

      rude.awakning - 2012-06-23 15:04

      Fred ! Note that you identified The US as the ''only people capable of these acts, worlwide!'' I didnt expect you to agree with me, but i did however expect you to go in a defensive (predictable)! The few in Sterkfontein will now be added to the many in america that believe it is possible that US agents are responsible for these well planned and executed acts to increase a support for 'their' cause! ......Hard to swallow huh! . Still daft?!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-06-23 15:12

      Yes, still daft. And there aren't "many in the US" who believe their government is attacking itself. You're making this up, like you're making up the rest of what you're saying. Truly, it's daft.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-06-23 15:17

      I did not identify anybody. I inferred from your statement. This is how you make things up, and get lost in your own absurdity.

      rude.awakning - 2012-06-23 15:24

      making it up? I am in arizona on a 3yr project (not political) and travel around the US where i meet people daily that says so, believe it or not! You would believe that the Russians, Chinese, Koreans, Iranians and all Arabs are capable of it but not the mighty and righteous US and Israel! I dont know what more daft than that!! You in denial!!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-06-23 15:28

      Not worth debating. But carry on, if you choose to. Just know you're making yourself irrelevant.

      rude.awakning - 2012-06-23 15:49

      i predicted that spot on too! after all you are entitled to your opinion! In the real world people dont always think and feel the way you do! Thats all that is relevant!.. Vatos locos Homey!

      pierre.devilliers.9231 - 2012-06-24 07:45

      @Rude.awakning. I think you original statement is correct. @Fred - Of course the people that planted the bombs are also guilty, but there is no excuse for the super powers that cause the instability in the first place. We have seen now a number of these "regime changes", that only took a bad situation and make it a number of times worse. The bomb planters are bad, but they would not have been there was it not for the super powers that invaded on a complete false assertion of WMD. Put the blame where it belongs.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-06-29 17:12

      "The Super Powers" do not "cause the instability in the first place". Did the "Super Powers" make the humble street-trader in Tunisia, who triggered the Arab Spring out of sheer frustration from the daily oppression he was living under, immolate himself?

  • deana.boshoff - 2012-06-23 07:12

    My sincerest condolences to the families. I lost my dad in Iraq almost two years ago. I pray that one day soon God will stop all this unnecessary bloodshed. Rest in Peace, lost ones.

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