Iraq on Tuesday: And the Dying Goes On

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  1. KenH

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    May 18, 2002
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    49 killed in string of attacks in Iraq
    By BUSHRA JUHI, Associated Press Writer

    Car bombs and other attacks killed at least 49 people Tuesday across Iraq as the government struggled with deteriorating security. The deadliest bombing occurred at a popular market during the evening in Husseiniyah, about 20 miles north of Baghdad, killing at least 25 people and wounding 65, said Lt. Colonel Falah al-Mohamedawi, an Interior Ministry spokesman.

    In the southern city of Hillah, a car packed with explosives blew up at a dealership, killing 12 people and wounding 32. A bomb hidden in a plastic bag detonated outside a bakery in eastern Baghdad on Tuesday night, killing at least nine people and injuring 10, al-Mohamedawi said.

    In central Baghdad, mortar rounds hit the heavily guarded Interior Ministry and a nearby park, killing two government employees.

    A mortar round fired by remote control struck the Interior Ministry compound, killing two female employees and wounding a policeman and two janitors, said police Capt. Mohammed Abdul-Ghani said. Another round landed in a city park, wounding two city workers, he said. The Shiite-dominated Interior Ministry also was attacked in April.

    Also in the capital, a roadside bomb killed one police officer and wounded four others, and police found the bodies of three blindfolded and handcuffed men who apparently had been tortured and shot in the head. A decapitated body was discovered floating in the river about 35 miles south of the capital.

    The military said another U.S. soldier died Monday during combat in northern Iraq, and the bodies of two Marines missing after a helicopter crash in western Iraq over the weekend were recovered.

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  2. carpro

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    Iraqis , it seems , never get tired of killing each other.:(

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