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Suicide bomber kills 21

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posted on Jan, 2 2005 @ 04:27 PM
It seems like the war on terror is not going to take a break while the rest of the world morns for the lost in the Tsunami/earthquake events.
A suicide car bomb hit a bus carrying Iraqi National Guards yesterday, killing 22 people in the deadliest attack of its kind in nearly four months on Iraqis co-operating with US forces to secure a January 30 election.

Two bombers detonated their four-wheel-drive vehicle packed with explosives outside a US military base north of Baghdad in the Sunni heartland, where loyalty to deposed dictator Saddam Hussein still runs strong.

The blast near Balad, 60 kilometres north of the capital, was the latest of many attacks on Iraq's fledgling security forces in a bloody campaign to scare voters away from the polls.

Twenty-one National Guards and one Iraqi civilian were killed and half a dozen people wounded, Iraqi police said.

US and Iraqi officials ushered in the New Year with warnings of an expected spike in pre-election assaults by insurgents trying to drive out US-led forces and topple Iraq's American-backed government.

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New to the crew, but as I have read it appears that no matter what else is happening in the world that would take the focus off the war on terror, it will continue. Imho this war is going to go on until their is a stale mate or someone just throws in the towel. To be honest I am lost for words, because it is a bloody battle that is going to claim a lot more lives long before that someone is going to throw in the towel.

[edit on 29-3-2005 by Spectre]


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