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Oct 06 2011

Today in Iraq – 5 October 2011

Reuters reports (via trust.org):

RAMADI – A roadside bomb went off and a car bomb detonated in succession in central Ramadi, 100 km (60 miles) west of Baghdad, killing one civilian and seriously wounding 14 others, including five policemen, police said.

BAGHDAD – Two insurgents threw a hand grande at an Iraqi army patrol in Baghdad’s western Ghazaliya district, killing one soldier and wounding another, police and hospital sources said. One of the attackers was captured after a short time.

TAJI – A roadside bomb went off near a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims and wounded four in the town of Taji, 20 km (12 miles) north of Baghdad, an interior ministry source said. Another police source said five pilgrims were wounded.

TUZ KHURMATO – Gunmen in a speeding car opened fire and killed a local mayor in the town of Tuz Khurmato, 170 km (105 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD – Gunmen tossed a hand grenade at an Iraqi army patrol, wounding two soldiers in Baghdad’s western al-Adil district, an interior ministry source said.

BAGHDAD – Gunmen using silenced weapons opened fire at a police patrol and wounded two policemen in Baghdad’s southern Ilaam district, an interior ministry source said.

BAQUBA – Gunmen attacked an Iraqi army check point, killing two soldiers and wounding three on Tuesday near Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said.

BAQUBA – A bomb planted inside a shop for selling CDs and tapes of songs killed one person and wounded six others on Tuesday, police said.

QAIYARA – The body of a government-backed Sahwa militia member was found with gunshot wounds in the head and chest on Tuesday in the town of Qaiyara, 330 km (205 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

TAZA – A bomb attached to a lorry went off and wounded the driver on Tuesday in the town of Taza, 210 km (130 miles) north of Baghdad, police said

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Quote of the day:

 “Corporations may be people, but they certainly are not Americans” – John Stewart

It has been 3,126 days since the Invasion of Iraq.

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