Sunday, May 6, 2007


Washington Post:
At least 15 people were killed Saturday when a suicide bomber walked into an Iraqi army recruiting center west of Baghdad and detonated explosives.

No group asserted responsibility for the attack, which occurred in the predominantly Sunni town of Abu Ghraib, about 20 miles west of the capital, police said. The dead included 10 recruits and five soldiers, officials said. An additional 22 people were wounded.
Los Angeles Times:
Kareem Yousif knew it would be a rough day when armed men tried to abduct four of his employees as they rode to work in a company van. The Radio Dijla staff members escaped unharmed, but the maverick news-and-talk station did not.

Hours after Thursday's foiled abduction, editors, security guards and other radio staffers battled with dozens of gunmen who stormed the building, killing one guard and wounding two others. They drove off the assailants, but the next night, arsonists returned to finish the job.

By Saturday, the station was a smoldering, looted ruin, one more casualty in a war in which independent voices face deadly repercussions.
Washington Post:
A car bomb ripped through a wholesale food market in western Baghdad on Sunday, flattening cars and shops and killing at least 30 people in the deadliest of a wave of attacks across Iraq that killed at least 50 people.

The attack came amid an 11-week-old crackdown by U.S.-led forces intended to bring stability to Baghdad.

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