Car and road bombs hit year high in Iraq: US military




 
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Car and road bombs hit year high in Iraq: US military
 
October 4th, 2006  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: Car and road bombs hit year high in Iraq: US military


Car and road bombs hit year high in Iraq: US military
Media: AFP
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Date: 04 October 2006


BAGHDAD, Oct 4, 2006 (AFP) - The past week has seen the highest number of
car bombs and roadside bombs in Iraq than at any time this year, said a US
military spokesman on Wednesday.

"Last week we also saw the highest number of vehicle-borne improvised
explosive devices this year," said Major General William Caldwell, using
the military terminology for car bombs.

"The number of improvised explosive devices was also at an all time high,"
he added, referring to home-made bombs used by Iraqi insurgents and
militias to target road traffic.

A week earlier, Caldwell said the number of suicide attacks in Iraq was at
its highest point since the 2003 invasion, citing the Muslim fasting month
of Ramadan as a traditional peak for violence in Iraq.

"As expected, attacks have steadily increased in Baghdad during these past
weeks," he said.

On Wednesday, 21 people were killed in a single incident involved two
roadside bombs and a car bomb in southern Baghdad.
 


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