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Nov 24th, 2008

Three Baghdad Blasts Kill At Least 20

Female bomber strikes Green Zone; separate attacks target minibus, police

Image: Policemen inspect a burnt bus
Policemen inspect a burnt bus at the site of a bomb attack in eastern Baghdad on Monday, Nov. 24, 2008. (Photo credit: Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters)

November 24, 2008

BAGHDAD — A female suicide bomber blew herself up near an entrance to the U.S.-protected Green Zone and a bomb tore through a minibus carrying Iraqi government employees in separate attacks on Monday, killing at least 20 people, Iraqi officials said.

Three more people were killed in bomb attacks on police patrols in Baghdad and Baqouba, northeast of the capital, police said.

The violence came as Iraqi lawmakers prepared for a vote Wednesday on a security pact with the United States that would enable American forces to stay in Iraq for up to three more years under strict Iraqi oversight. …


3 Blasts kill at least 20 in Iraq (MSNBC, Nov. 24, 2008) – At least 20 people are dead after three separate bomb attacks in Baghdad. (00:27)


Previous report on the mujahidaat

Iraq — An Emerging Threat (click and scroll down)

Farhana Ali and Jerrold Post, ISPP meeting, Sciences Po, Paris, July 12, 2008.
Farhana Ali (RAND Corporation) and Jerrold M. Post, M.D. (George Washington University) at a counterterrorism panel at the annual International Society of Political Psychology meeting in Paris, July 12, 2008. (Photo: Aubrey Immelman)


Related posts on this site

Iraqi Mujahidaat Becoming Norm (Oct. 14, 2008)

Woman Suicide Bomber Kills 26 in Iraq (Aug. 14, 2008)

Three Female Suicide Bombers Kill 32, Wound 100 (July 28, 2008)


Security Developments in Iraq

Following are security developments in Iraq on Nov. 21, 22 and 23, 2008, as reported by Reuters.

BAGHDAD – A roadside bomb at a checkpoint in Baghdad’s southern Doura neighborhood killed three people and wounded 15 others, police said.

BAGHDAD – A roadside bomb wounded four people, including two Iraqi soldiers, when it exploded next to their patrol in the Mansour district, western Baghdad, police said.

ISKANDARIYA – Police found a mass grave containing at least 10 decomposed bodies, including the bodies of two women, in Iskandariya, 25 miles south of Baghdad, police said.

MAHAWEEL – Gunmen killed a man in an attack on his car on Friday in Mahaweel, 35 miles south of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL – A parked car bomb wounded seven people including one Iraqi soldier when it blew up next to an army patrol in southern Mosul, 240 miles north of Baghdad, police said.

NEAR TIKRIT – Gunmen wounded two policemen in a drive-by shooting on their checkpoint just south of Tikrit, 95 miles north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD – The Iraqi army arrested 52 suspected militants in the previous 24 hours across Iraq, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

BAGHDAD – A roadside bomb killed one person and wounded six others in the Karrada district in central Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD – A bomb blast wounded four people including one policeman in the Yarmouk district in western Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD – Four people were wounded by a bomb attached to their car in the Bab al-Muadham district in central Baghdad, police said.

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