Sunday, July 8, 2007

Meanwhile, an update...

New York Times:
The death toll from a suicide truck bombing in a remote village in northern Iraq rose to about 150 on Sunday, making it one of the deadliest single bombings, if not the deadliest, since the 2003 invasion.

The attack, in the impoverished Shiite Turkmen village of Amerli, 100 miles north of Baghdad in Salahuddin Province, has highlighted fears that Sunni insurgents facing military crackdowns in Baghdad and Diyala Province are simply directing their attacks to areas outside the concentration of American troops.

The police in Amerli said that the truck used in Saturday’s attack concealed 4.5 tons of explosives beneath watermelons. The blast leveled dozens of houses and shops, trapping and killing many residents beneath the rubble.

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