The deathtoll among Iraqi police officers died in the line of duty since the US-led invasion in 2003, has reach 12,000, Interior Minister Jawad
Bolani said on Sunday, and added the figure is from a total force of about 190,000 officers. He said it following an announcement of a suicide bomb
attack that killed seven policemen and wounded 20 others during that Sunday morning's parade at a base north of Baghdad. 12,000 police officers have
been killed since March 2003 - one death for every 16 officers. Replacements so far, is not a problem. Despite the risks, young Iraqi men see the
security forces as one of the few sources of work, correspondents say, giving a resume of yesterday's leathal incidents, ...on the Evening of
Sunday's suicide bombing happened at a police parade ground in Muqdadiya, about 90km (56 miles) north-east of Baghdad. The bomber is reported to
have detonated his explosive vest as the officers were assembling.
The US military said six US troops were killed in a wave of attacks on Saturday.
Three military police were killed and one wounded in Baghdad following a roadside bomb attack. Two soldiers died in separate attacks close to the
Another soldier was killed and a second wounded in an explosion while operating in Diyala province, north of the Baghdad, the US military said in a
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Not considering the signifigance of the date, it must be said to have been a relative quiet day in Iraq.
But why is it, so little focus and attention is put on losses of Iraqi national security forces, when an equal share for American troops would have
been 9,000!? More than three times actual number.
Because Iraqi police gettin' killed, falls in the category of sectarian killings.
Anyone considered it three times as dangerous as being a GI-Joe?
What kind of country 'The Alliance' will leave behind 2007 are more or less hopefully to reveal.
A Happy Christmas to troops, sectarian fighters and insurgents alike.
...and to all of you guests, fellow members out there.
May peace and tranquillity be with you...
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