Surge of Violence Demands Almost 100 Deaths in Iraq

September 30 09:39 2005 Print This Article

Didn’t Bush say the troops are winning?

BAGHDAD, September 30 – There has been a renewed surge in violence throughout Iraq which took a toll of almost 100 deaths. Today a early morning attack surprised Shiite citizens preparing to go to the markets to buy food and other groceries. An explosive hidden in a car was set off at 8:30AM local time which immediately killed at least seven people and wounding over 40. The attack took place in the Shiite town of Hilla, around 60 miles south of Baghdad.

Yesterday was the worst day in this string of attacks. The city of Balad, 50 miles north of Baghdad suffered three severe bombings which went of in a matter of 10 minutes. Again a market was one of the targets as well as a bank building. In this attack at least 87 people were killed and over 120 casualties were reported. The string of car-bombings started at around 6:30PM local time and ripped through the two locations where the vehicles were parked.

Earlier this week, on Wednesday, five U.S. soldiers of the Marine Corps were killed by a roadside bomb. They were engaged in enemy combat when their vehicle was struck. This brings the total U.S. death toll to 1,936 since the beginning of the war in Iraq.

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