Saturday, February 03, 2007

Iraq - Deadly attacks kill 120

More than 100 have died in one of the Iraq’s worst atrocities in weeks. It is by no means the only attack in recent days. Several smaller attacks over the last week have left hundreds dead and many more injured. Today’s attack not only left at least 102 dead, but injured 220. The suicide bomber drove his truck laden with explosives into a Baghdad market place which is frequented by Shi’ites, Kurds and Sunnis and exploded his device at around 16:45 local time. The scene was described by CNN as being a scene of complete devastation. Al-Jazeera described the attack as “A bloody attack even by Iraq standards”. In the north of the country at least 6 bombs hit the town of Kirkuk. Sixteen died in those attacks.

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