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Two Ambushes in Iraq Leave 11 Dead

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posted on Jan, 18 2006 @ 06:09 PM
Two DynCorp employees were among a group of eleven people killed today in ambushes that took place in Basra and west Baghdad. A bomb exploded by the side of the road in Basra and apparently killed two DynCorp employees, severely injuring a third. The second attack took place in west Baghdad; gunmen opened fire on six security guards and three drivers while they were escorting a pair of Kenyan engineers. The two engineers were kidnapped, while the other nine were killed.
Insurgents carried out two dramatic ambushes Wednesday, killing 11 people including two American civilians in a roadside bombing in Basra and an attack on an Iraqi convoy in Baghdad.

Meanwhile, Iraqi officials expressed hope that American hostage Jill Carroll would eventually be released, and kidnappers freed the sister of Iraq's Interior Minister after holding her hostage for two weeks.

The ambushes, in which gunmen also seized two Kenyan engineers, were part of a surge in violence that left scores of Iraqis dead across the country Wednesday.

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Well, it hasn't been a good week in Iraq. But this story caught my eye, because it's not often you read in the MSM about DynCorp, and of course the mysterious wounded American. They would definitely prefer to keep a low profile I think, at least in relation to the t.v. land population.

I'm also slightly curious about why, exactly, the gunmen in one of the incidents shot the security guards and the drivers, but took the engineers hostage.

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[edit on 22-1-2006 by parrhesia]

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