Today’s Iraq jihad update: four suicide attacks. It’s a good thing the Qur’an forbids suicide, or I guess we would be seeing even more of these. From Reuters:
BAGHDAD – Four suicide bombs killed at least 66 people in Iraq on Wednesday, the latest attacks in an escalating campaign of guerrilla violence that has killed nearly 400 Iraqis since a new government was unveiled two weeks ago.
In Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, a suicide car bomber blew up his vehicle among a crowd of mainly Shi’ite migrant laborers from southern Iraq who had gathered to look for work.
Police said at least 28 people were killed and 60 wounded.
A policeman at the scene of the blast in Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, said the explosion was near a police station but the target was the crowd of workers….
Mainly Sunni guerrillas have often targeted Shi’ites, sparking fears they are trying to stoke sectarian civil war.
In the town of Hawija, southwest of the strategic oil city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, a suicide bomber walked up to an army recruitment center and detonated an explosive belt, killing at least 32 people and wounding 34, hospital sources said.
A third suicide bomber blew up his vehicle near a police station in the southern Baghdad suburb of Dora, killing at least three civilians. Police said the bomber was trying to reach the police station but blew up his car before reaching the building.
A suicide car bomb attack on a police patrol in the Mansour district of Baghdad killed two policemen and a civilian, officials at the Interior Ministry said….