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TA-ATTACKS: Car bomb at Tikrit police station

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posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 03:45 AM
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A car bomb that went off at a police station in Tikrit, home town of Saddam Hussein, has left at least 10 people dead and 25 injured. More than a dozen cars were also set ablaze by the blast as the driver apparantly drove into the police station car park then blew it up. According to witnesses the bomber disguised himself as a police officer to gain access to the station.
 



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The casualty toll was high because the blast occurred at one of the station's busiest times, as dozens of officers arrived to relieve colleagues who had been working overnight, police said.

The attack comes as the Americans continue a big operation against insurgents in the western province of Al Anbar.

The US military says its aircraft have dropped two large bombs on what it called insurgent fighting positions.


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It seems the madness goes on and on. Although Tikrit has been relatively quiet when it comes to terrorist attacks I'd be surprised if there weren't more bloodshed as a result of this. Yet another cowardly act really...

[edit on 24-2-2005 by Banshee]




posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 07:12 AM
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The death toll is now 15 according to CBS. It also reports there have been for more deaths across the city from seperate attacks.

Car Bomb Kills 15 Iraqi Police


A man wearing a police uniform drove a car bomb inside the headquarters of police in Saddam Hussein's hometown north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a massive explosion that killed 15 police and wounded 22 others, police and witnesses said.

At least four other police were killed in separate attacks across the insurgent-wracked country, including another suicide car bomb assault on a police convoy in Iskandariyah, 30 miles south of the capital.

In the capital, gunmen opened fire on a bakery in eastern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding a third, police said. Several blasts echoed through the city at midday. Their cause was not immediately known.


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posted on Feb, 25 2005 @ 06:47 AM
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Iraqi forces have captured the leader they believed responsible for this attack and a string of others, resulting in the deaths of 30 people.

30 die in attacks in Iraq


Baghdad — Iraqi forces captured the leader of an al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist cell allegedly responsible for carrying out a string of beheadings in Iraq, the government said, and 30 people were killed in a string of bloody attacks, among them three American soldiers.

A suicide bomber wearing a police uniform blew up his car at police headquarters in Tikrit, killing at least 15 people in Saddam Hussein's hometown in the bloodiest of several attacks Thursday.

The suicide bombings and other attacks came as politicians negotiated behind the scenes to forge the alliances needed to win enough backing in the 275-seat National Assembly for the post of prime minister.


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