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WAR: Car Bomb Explosion whilst Rumsfeld visits Iraq

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posted on Feb, 23 2004 @ 06:47 AM
Dozens were killed after a car bomb attack on a Police Station in Baghdad, Iraq. Officially 6 so far have been confirmed dead and 35 injured, some critically. This all took place as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made an unannounced visit to Iraq

In the Kirkuk blast, an explosives-laden white Oldsmobile crashed through the front gates of the police compound, detonating inside the courtyard but before reaching the station itself, the 4th ID said. The attack took place about 8:45 a.m. (12:45 a.m. ET) in a Kurdish section of the city.

A U.S. quick reaction force is on the scene, but Iraqi police are taking the lead in the case, American military officials said.

Attacks in the past have targeted large gatherings of Iraqis, resulting in high numbers of dead and injured. Police stations in Iraq have been frequently targeted.

Meanwhile, forensic investigators in the United States say identical technology appears to have been adopted in bombs used in terror attacks on various continents in recent years.

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[Edited on 23-2-2004 by John Nada]

[Edited on 16-3-2004 by SkepticOverlord]

posted on Feb, 23 2004 @ 12:11 PM
Damn! They didn't get Rumsfeld? I hope he doesn't make it back. They'd be doing us a favor in killing him.

posted on Feb, 23 2004 @ 12:26 PM
my thoughts exactly!

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