Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Iraq - 5 car bombs in central Baghdad

At least 18 people have been killed and at least 40 injured [Fox-45, CNN-48] in a series of explosions near to a mosque in central Baghdad. The attacks occured at around 15:30 GMT. Some reports refer to one of the explosions being near to the headquarters of Moqtada al-Sadr, a radical Shi-ite cleric who was a thorn in the side of the US forces late 2003 and early 2004.
[18:17 GMT 22/06/2005]

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