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Iraq: bombs kill 112

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    ngoshwe JF-Expert Member

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    Iraq: bombs kill 112 in Baghdad as March election date is set

    Iraq's government has set a March 6 election date, defying terrorists who killed 112 people in a series of car bombs across Baghdad.


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    The blasts were aimed at Iraqi government buildings. Almost another 200 peiople were injured, police said.
    However, the attack failed to deter Iraq's leaders from announcing a general election on March 6 following Sunday night's parliamentary vote which ended months of impasse on how the polls would be organised.

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    In Tuesday's explosions, at least one suicide car bomber targeted a police patrol, while three more car bombs were set off across the Iraqi capital.
    Three people died and five were wounded in a first blast in a southern Baghdad suburb, police said.

    Others were killed and wounded in three or four more explosions in the city centre half an hour later, police said.

    Some police sources said there had been five explosions, two near judicial buildings, one near a university, another near in a central Baghdad commercial district and the earlier one in the south. Smoke billowed from at least two sites.

    The blasts are the first large terrorist attacks in Baghdad since Oct 25, when two massive truck bombs killed 155 people at the justice ministry and the Baghdad governor's headquarters.

    A smaller blast, which some police officials said might have involved the accidental explosion of a hidden stockpile of munitions, killed seven children at a school in the Shia slum of Sadr City on Monday.

    The major bomb attacks in the heart of the Iraqi capital in October - which were blamed on Saddam Hussein loyalists - and a similar attack in August marked a change of tactics for Iraq's stubborn insurgency.
    Rather than stage frequent smaller-scale attacks against soft targets like marketplaces or mosques, Sunni extremists like al-Qaeda now appear to be aiming for spectacular and less frequent strikes against heavily defended government targets.

    Overall violence triggered by the 2003 US-led invasion has fallen dramatically. The health ministry in November reported the lowest monthly death toll of Iraqi civilians in six and a half years.

    Published: 12:23PM GMT 08 Dec 2009
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    Wanasema dini yao ni ya amani.Hakuna hata sheikh mmoja whether wa Saud,Iran,au Turkey ku condemn this barbaric act.Wako radhi kuzungumzia Minaret Uswiss nakuilamu Switzerland.what a hypocricy and stupidity!