Photo: An Iraqi soldier checks a wounded man at the hospital after a bomb attack in
This post is going to cover bombs going off in regular neighborhoods in
#1: Two civilians on Monday were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in central
#2: Meanwhile, three civilians were killed and 10 others were wounded when an IED exploded last night near a café in Abu Tasheer area, southern
#3: Around 9:10 p.m. a roadside bomb detonated near a coffee shop in Karrada neighborhood in downtown
#4: Around 9:30 p.m. two roadside bombs detonated in sequence in Ghadeer of the New Baghdad neighborhood in eastern
#5: A roadside bomb wounded two people in central
#1: A police officer on Monday was killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast near his house in central
#2: Sunday A roadside bomb wounded an Iraqi soldier near an Iraqi base in northern
#1: An Iraqi policeman was killed and three civilians were wounded when a suicide bomber targeted the home of the governor of a northern Iraqi province, according to news reports Monday. Citing local police, it said a man detonated explosives packed into his car 150 metres away from the home of Athil al-Najifi, governor of
#4: Also Sunday evening, a car bomb targeting an Iraqi military patrol east of
#5: That attack followed an attack on an Iraqi police patrol in the western
At least 23 Iraqis and 3
USsoldiers were killed Thursday in attacks in Baghdadand the northern city of Kirkuk, shattering a brief calm here and illustrating still precarious security as forces begin withdrawing from Iraqi cities. U.S.
[in one attack] …..a suicide bomber set off an explosion about 11 a.m. near an office for a detachment of an American-backed paramilitary group, tearing through a market teeming with shoppers, Iraqi officials and residents said. Twelve Iraqis and the three Americans were killed.
……"Blood was all over the ground," said Raed Nizar, a street vendor. "The wounded were pleading with motorists who happened to drive by to take them to the hospital." At least 25 people, including nine
soldiers, were wounded. U.S.
So what is an “American-backed paramilitary group”? And how many of those 25 wounded Iraqis died later on? How many now have life-long injuries? We might never know. No one should have to beg someone to take them to a hospital.
More from that
Earlier in the day, a suicide bomber killed at least eight members of the American-backed militia in
as they waited outside an army station to get paid. It was the second time in the past few weeks that the group's members have been attacked as they were collecting their salaries. A bomb also exploded next to a police station in western Kirkuk , killing three policemen and wounding 19 others, police said. The attacks came as the death toll from a car bombing Wednesday in a Shiite neighborhood of northern Baghdad rose to 40. Baghdad
That last one is not included in this blog post.
And here is example of bombs directed at US troops, but hurting mainly civilians, on May 24, 2009:
Iraq Suicide Bomber Wounds 34 In Mosul Shopping Street
A suicide car bombing which targeted a U.S. military patrol in a busy shopping street of Iraq's troubled northern city of Mosul Sunday wounded 34 people, some of them critically, officials said. "A suicide bombing aimed at a
army patrol in Al-Dawasa district resulted in 34 wounded," a local police official told AFP. There were no immediate reports of Iraqi or U.S. military casualties in the powerful blast which struck a busy downtown city street full of shops. U.S.
The next date is May 25, 2009. McClatchy reports these bomb incidents:
Around 10 a.m. an IED targeting the
U.S.military detonated in the Adil neighborhood of west . The Baghdad military confirmed the incident saying there were no casualties associated with the event. US
Around 4 p.m. a roadside bomb targeted an American patrol in New Baghdad neighborhood in eastern
on Monday. No casualties reported. Baghdad
Notice something about the above two incidents? The violence was directed towards the occupying troops, not the general population. In these two cases, there were no casualties reported, but that is often not the case. Oftentimes, civilians are hurt or killed.
Diyala: Four policemen were injured by a roadside bomb north of Baquba city around 9 a.m.
Nineveh: A bomb targeted an American patrol in tal Al-Ruman in western in the afternoon. One Iraqi civilian was wounded with no casualties on the American side. Mosul
Again, the last one was targeted at the occupation troops. This time a civilian was wounded.
Anbar: A two month old infant was killed, and his while his parents and older brother were wounded, in the Julan neighborhood of Falluja on Saturday night. A grenade was thrown on the roof of that family’s house. The family was sleeping on the roof at the time.
Anbar: Around 4 p.m. a roadside bomb targeted a convoy for one of the foreign security companies near the police commando’s headquarters on the high of southern Falluja on Monday. One vehicle was totally damaged, but no further information released of the number of casualties as the area was blocked by police and the American forces in the area.
And yet again, the target of the last one was foreigners, not locals. Obviously not true of the first incident.
And there was another car bombing in a crowded market in Al Bathaa, a town in the southern part of
High school teacher Hussein Salim said the market was supposed to be guarded by the police. He said he rushed to the scene and helped gather body parts, some of which had been blown onto the roof of nearby homes.
"How could the car enter the market? It was crowded with people ... The police neglected their job," he said. "I saw five children and six women among the dead."
And that was followed by a massive truck bombing in
It happened as worshippers were leaving the packed Al-Rasoul mosque, run by the minority Turkmen community in the town of Taza, just to the south of Kirkuk, after midday prayers.Here is a more recent, and very deadly example of bombs going off in civilian neighborhood in
A pair of suicide bombers struck near a judge’s house in Tal Afar this morning. At least 38 were killed and as many as 84 were wounded in the attack. The attack follows a pair of significant bombings only 40 miles away near the provincial capital of
yesterday. The first bomber was dressed in a policeman’s uniform. When the judge, who is also an anti-terrorism investigator, opened the door, the bomber detonated his explosives. A second bomber struck amidst a crowd that had gathered at the site of the first blast. Mosul
, a pair of blasts in the evening left nine dead and 35 wounded, but the toll is expected to rise. The first bomb was left in a cart in the Adhamiya/Kisra area; a roadside bomb exploded immediately afterwards. Separately, a bomb killed one person and wounded five in the Karrada neighborhood; the victims were part of a bank convoy. Two separate blasts in Saidiya/Mawasalat left six wounded. Later, a bomb in Amil left one dead and five wounded. Baghdad
In total, at least 77 Iraqis died on July 9, 2009. That would be equivalent to having at least 847 Americans die in one day from terrorist bombings.
Think about that.
So, there you have it- partial reports of bombs going off in ordinary neighborhoods, in a period when the violence is actually less than it had been (by a long shot) and over six years after the
That is what we brought to
Oh, and it happens in
A suicide bomber destroyed a civilian vehicle about five kilometres (three miles) from the country's largest
USmilitary base at the small town of Bagram, 50 kilometres north of , the interior ministry said. Kabul
Six people from the same family were killed, including two children, it said in a statement. Another child was wounded, it said.
"Two men, two women and two children are killed," ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashary told AFP separately.
Here’s one from today in
It is a near daily occurrence in
It would take years and years to make a comprehensive list of all the sticky bombs, car bombs, motorcycle bombs, truck bombs, suicide bombs, IEDs, and other bombs that have gone off in
And here is a blog that has pictures of the aftermath of the bombing. Graphic photos indeed..... And reality for the majority of Iraqi people.If you support the continued occupation of