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Terror 'surges' back in Iraq

By Fortunesfool     Feb 20, 2007 in World
Scores choke to death as a tanker carrying chlorine is hit in a bomb attack.
Six people were killed and dozens were left choking in the town of Taji. The tanker exploded outside an resturant. It was one of numerous attacks throughout the day:
*A bomber wearing a suicide vest detonated his explosives in a funeral tent on eastern Baghdad's Palestine Street, killing five and wounding 15 others. The attack took place before 5 p.m.
*In southwestern Baghdad, a car bomb exploded outside a fuel station in the Sadiya district, killing six people and wounding 11 more, police said.
*In southern Baghdad, police said, a car bomb exploded near a market in the Rashid district, leaving five dead and seven wounded.
*In Tikrit, a would-be suicide bomber wearing an explosives vest was shot and killed by authorities outside an Iraqi army recruitment center, police said. Tikrit is about 80 miles north of the Iraqi capital in Salaheddin province.
All in all the events of the day are a refutation of the optimistic propaganda of the Iraqi government. Until some of the endemic problems in Iraq are solved (the occupation being one of them) there is little realistic prospect of the violence abating.
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