So as to dispel any illusions of societal stability or governmental power. “Suicide tanker truck targets house of army officer in northern Iraq, kills 3 people,” from the Associated Press, May 11 (thanks to Kenneth):
BAGHDAD — Iraqi officials say that a suicide tanker truck packed with explosives blew up outside the home of an army intelligence officer, killing three people and wounding 18 others in the country’s north.
Police officials say that the Saturday blast heavily damaged the house of Brig. Khalaf al-Jubouri in al-Shurqat, 250 kilometers (155 miles) northwest of Baghdad.
Police said that al-Jubouri’s son and nephew were among the dead, but the officer himself was not home at the time….