From Fox News, “Car Bomb at Iraqi Market Kills 24”
BAGHDAD, Iraq “” At least 24 people died and 40 were injured after a car bomb detonated outside a busy market just south of Baghdad on Friday.
The explosion ripped through crowds in the town of Suwayra. This area 25 miles south of the capital is known to be a notorious insurgent stronghold, routinely referred to as the Triangle of Death.
Earlier Friday, the bodies of at least 12 people who had been shot and killed were found buried at a garbage dump in Baghdad, Iraqi officials said. And in another attack targeting Iraqi security forces, a homicide car bomb destroyed a police minibus at a checkpoint in Saddam Hussein’s hometown, killing at least eight policemen, officials said.
The latest attacks stand in stark contrast to several successful days in Iraq for U.S. forces.
Over the past two days, 17 suspected terrorists have been captured and several large weapons caches that included rockets, mortars, plastic explosives and TNT have been discovered.
Also, a U.S. patrol in south Baghdad caught a terrorist assembling a car bomb on the side of the road. On Thursday, an Iraqi soldier succeeded in stopping a car bomber in western Baghdad, by forcing him to detonate before he could reach his intended target…
More Iraq jihad news from AP, “Baghdad Car Bomb Kills At Least Six”
BAGHDAD, Iraq “” A homicide car bomb exploded in a busy commercial neighborhood of central Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least six people and wounding nearly 30, officials said. The U.S. military said the casualties included an unspecified number of American civilians.
The powerful blast in Tahrir Square damaged shops and set fire to several cars, said police Maj. Abbas Mohammed Salman. He said six people died.
A police officer at the scene gave a higher casualty count, saying 17 people were killed, including some who appeared to be Westerners. He said 33 people were wounded, all of them apparently Iraqi. He spoke on condition of anonymity, and his information could not immediately be confirmed…