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January 30, 2005
More Details On Election Attacks

The AP has updated its earlier story to provide more details on the election-day attacks on Iraqi polling stations:

The suicide attack in western Baghdad claimed the life of one policeman and wounded several other people, while mortar attacks in Khan al-Mahawil, 40 miles south of Baghdad, killed another policeman at a polling station.

Witnesses said three other people were wounded when a rocket or mortar landed near a polling station in Sadr City, the heart of Baghdad's Shiite Muslim community.

Heavy explosions and dozens of mortar attacks broke out across Baghdad, and in several other cities, including Baquoba, Basra and Mosul.

Two mortars hit near the Ministry of Interior on the city's eastern edge, one witness said. And there were exchanges of gunfire in the New Baghdad area in the eastern part of the city. Explosions also were heard in Baquoba northeast of Baghdad, and in the southern city of Basra, the country's second-largest.

Quite a list of attacks -- and yet from what we can see on television, the Iraqis haven't been intimidated into silence. The terrorists aren't finished yet, but they will run out of gas soon, and the Iraqis will win this battle over the terrorists.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at January 30, 2005 12:36 AM

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