Sunday, July 09, 2006

Just another day in the life and death of Iraq VIII

More bloodshed, as reported by the BBC:

Gunmen in the Iraqi capital Baghdad have killed at least 40 people at a fake police checkpoint, in an apparent sectarian attack against Sunni Muslims.

Police say Shia militants stopped cars in the western Jihad district, separated Sunnis and shot them.

Later, at least 25 people died when two car bombs exploded near a Shia mosque in the capital, police said.

A BBC correspondent describes "the style and scale" of the roadblock incident as "breathtaking". According to one witness, gunmen "went into certain Sunni houses and killed everyone inside". As well, "[o]fficials say they are getting reports of drive-by shootings in the area, and the number of deaths is expected to rise".

And there was yet more violence elsewhere in Iraq. The killing continues.

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