Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Iraq - Violence intensifies

In Haditha, north-west of Baghdad, insurgents today [Wed 20/04/05] shot 20 Iraqi police officers in a football stadium. Their coach was apparently stopped and they were lined up against a wall before being killed. One officer was reported as having escaped and made it to a hospital. In other developments 50 bodies have been recovered from the river Tigris, south of Baghdad. It has been stated in some reports, to be the victims of a hostage-taking which occurred earlier this week. Three bombings hit central Baghdad today killing 2 and a further suidide car bomb detonated near Iyad Alawi's office killing at least one person according to Breaking News reports tonight. In addition a grenade attack killed two US troops yesterday evening, injuring 3 others.

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