Rail, Old Baghdad Explosions
Guerrillas sabotaged a US military train shipment near Haditha west of Baghdad on Thursday, after which the shipment was looted of equipment, including computers. Afficionados of the film Lawrence of Arabia will remember the bedouin guerrillas blowing up Ottoman train shipments during WW I at British instigation.
Baghdad police foiled an attempted hand grenade attack on one of their police stations. Another explosion shook Baghdad’s old city. It killed two people and started fires. Some say the cause was exploding propane gas bottles (i.e. that it was an accident), while others suspect a mortar attack. Baghdad was on edge after all the recent bombings and attacks, and AP says a lot of parents are keeping their children home from school.