Sunday, March 11, 2007

Iraqi Heroism

BAGHDAD, March 10 — On one of the holiest days in the Shiite calendar, a suicide car bomber on Saturday tried to circumvent a military checkpoint on a bridge leading to Sadr City, a vast Shiite neighborhood, apparently intending to plow into a crowd of people nearby, Iraqi and American authorities said.

But when Iraqi soldiers stopped the man, he detonated his vehicle, killing at least seven of them and wounding scores of civilians, many of whom were pilgrims returning from celebrating the religious rite of Arbaeen in the southern holy city of Karbala, officials and witnesses said.

In related news, I was confused when I read two conflicting reports from Reuters and AP:


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