Monday, August 15, 2011

Wave of Violence Rolls Across Iraq, Dozens Killed

Posted By on Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Just days before more than 1,500 members of the Idaho Army National Guard prepare to leave Iraq, a wave of violence swept across the war-torn nation today.

The Associated Press reports that bombs ripped through more than a dozen Iraqi cities, killing at least 60 security forces and civilians. It was the worst attack this year. The blasts included parked car bombs, roadside bombs, a suicide bomber driving a vehicle that rammed into a police station and bombs attached to light poles.

The descriptions from the town of Kut, southeast of Baghdad were horrid:

"Police sealed off the area where human flesh was scattered on the ground and bloodstained walls were punctured by shrapnel," reported the AP.

Security forces inspect the site of a suicide car bomb attack.
  • AP Photo
  • Security forces inspect the site of a suicide car bomb attack.

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