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TA-ATTACKS: Kurdish Official's Funeral Disrupted By Car Bomb

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posted on May, 1 2005 @ 04:18 PM
The funeral ceremony of a Kurdish Democratic Party official was disrupted by a car bomb today, punctuating a weekend of intense bloodshed. Several other attacks were also launched by insurgents throughout Iraq in a wave of violence that has devastated the region since the approval of the first democratically elected government on Thursday.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb exploded at the funeral of a Kurdish official in northern Iraq on Sunday, killing about 30 Iraqis and wounding more than 50, the U.S. military, as the death toll in a wave of violence against Iraq's new government rose to at least 120.

The attack on the funeral occurred in the city of Tal Afar, 90 miles east of the Syrian border, said Khisru Goran, the deputy provincial governor and a spokesman for the Kurdish Democratic Party.

The funeral was being held for Sayed Talib Sayed Wahab, a KDP official gunned down by insurgents Saturday in Mosul, Goran said.

At least 110 people, including 11 U.S. soldiers, have died since Iraq's first democratically elected government was approved on Thursday in violence aimed at deflating hopes in Washington and Baghdad that the installation of the new government would curb the insurgency. The government is due to be installed on Tuesday.

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They say that it is always darkest before the dawn. I have no doubt that the violence in Iraq will likely escalate to a fever-pitch before it can begin to subside.

We are committed to the cause of bringing democracy to Iraq, though, and we are a stubborn lot. When we really set our minds to a task and bring the power of our might to bear on it, no task is too daunting for the United States to accomplish.

We must continue to support our troops with our faith in them and in the job that they are doing. They need to be shown that if they lose their lives for this cause they will be celebrated as heroes, not used like a punch line to make a political point.

They must know that we as a nation are fully committed to the completion of this cause, so that their sacrifice will not have been in vain.

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posted on May, 1 2005 @ 05:32 PM
Good find and very well done story.

It is tragic when the scum of the earth have to stoop so low as to attack a funeral

posted on May, 1 2005 @ 06:21 PM
Even a funeral is not off-limits to these scum terrorists.

This will only serve to bring the people of Iraq against them; they are too stupid to realize that.

posted on May, 1 2005 @ 06:33 PM

Iraqi men cross the street after a US Army convoy was attacked by a car bomb in the western part of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, May 1, 2005. Insurgents launched a third straight day of stepped up attacks in Iraq on Sunday, including ambushes, car bombs and shootings, killing at least nine Iraqis and wounding 21, police said.(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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