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Today in Iraq, 30 August 2011

Reuters reports (via

BAQUBA – A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol wounded three policemen when it went off in southern Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said.

HILLA – Police found the burnt bodies of a government employee and his wife inside their house on Monday in central Hilla, 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad, a police source said. The source said an initial investigation showed they had been killed by a sharp weapon before being set alight. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

Quote of the day:

After an incident where a vehicle failed to comply with directions while attempting to pass through a gate, “You try your damnedest to make this thing idiot proof, and they go and build a better idiot.”

It has been 3,087 days since the Invasion of Iraq.