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Iraq Suicide Bomber Kills
at Least 11 in Baghdad

Associated Press, by Sinan Salaheddin

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/23/2014 10:24:26 AM

Baghdad - A suicide bomber hit an Interior Ministry building in central Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 11 people, as an investigation was underway into a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque that has heightened sectarian tension amid a fragile political transition. The suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden car into the gate of the intelligence headquarters in Karrada district in the early afternoon, killing six civilians and five security personnel, a police officer said. He said 24 other people were wounded. A medical official confirmed causality figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to brief the Media.

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Be aware that the same hateful Muslims have landed...here. Terrorist attacks take place on the must vulnerable for maximum media coverage to instill fear. Post psychiatric care (grief counselors) should be traded in for an hour at the gun range weekly.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/23/2014 10:34:35 AM     (No. 9977665)

No sweat. We´ve ended the war in Iraq.

Doncha know?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bamboozle, 8/23/2014 12:10:09 PM     (No. 9977785)

We are only playing the JV team now. Our infallible maximum leader has assured us of that hasn´t he? We won in Iraq and having totally defeated the Taliban in Afghanistan, we are pulling out of there victorious. We don´t even need a military anymore so we can dismantle that and spend the money on Obamacare. \s

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/23/2014 8:14:31 PM     (No. 9978185)

#2, we don´t need military anymore. So now we can beat our swords into plowshares, I guess, and our military budget into welfare.

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