Iraq Female Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 15 in Diyala Province
The woman has been reported to be totally dressed and covered in black, the pious holy cloak called a chador, because she was a very devout, modest Islamic woman, doing the bidding of allah the most merciful. She will always be warmly remembered for her piety in the service of the religion of peace. There was some collateral damage on her stairway to heaven.
April 10 (Bloomberg) -- A female suicide bomber killed at least 15 people when she blew herself up in a crowd of police recruits in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala.
The bomber targeted the recruits at a police station in Muqdadiyah, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, state television said. About 20 people were injured in the attack, the Associated Press reported.
A civil conflict largely between rival Shiite and Sunni Muslim groups rages in Iraq four years after the March 2003 U.S.- led ousting of Saddam Hussein.
Four U.S. soldiers died and another was hurt yesterday, the military said today in e-mailed statements.
Three of the soldiers were killed and one was wounded by two roadside bombs while on patrol in the southeast of Baghdad. The fourth soldier died in action in the western province of al- Anbar. Two U.S. helicopters came under attack from small-arms fire today over central Baghdad and both safely returned to base, the military said.
Since February, as many as 30,000 additional U.S. soldiers have been conducting a crackdown with Iraqi units in Baghdad and al-Anbar. The third of five U.S. brigades to be deployed as part of Operation Fardh al-Qanoon, Arabic for ``imposing law,'' arrived in the capital April 8, the military said.
``While there have been substantial accomplishments in Iraq since 2003, the past four years have also been disappointing, frustrating and increasingly dangerous in many parts of Iraq,'' a U.S. military spokesman, Rear Admiral Mark Fox, said at a news conference televised from Iraq yesterday.