Tuesday, August 17, 2010

It's Déjà vu all over again

A suicide bomber has killed at least 51 people in an attack at an army recruitment center in Baghdad. More than one hundred other people are said to have been injured in the blast. The attack comes two weeks before a U.S. deadline to remove its combat troops from Iraq.

The bomber struck as hundreds of recruits had gathered waiting to submit their applications. It was not clear how THE ATTACKER PASSED NUMEROUS CHECKPOINTS to reach the center, at the former Defense Ministry in the heart of the capital.

OFFICIALS ACCUSED AL-QAIDA IN IRAQ of planning the blast, the deadliest in months. THERE HAS BEEN NO IMMEDIATE CLAIM OF RESPONSIBILITY. Insurgents HAD VOWED TO STEP UP ATTACKS DURING RAMADAN, the Islamic month of spiritual devotion that began last week.

I can hardly wait for the results of the "investigation."