21 Killed 62 Injured Three Big Bombs

21 Killed, 62 Injured

Three big bombs went off in Iraq on Monday. One, in Baghdad, targeted foreign civilian contractors. The 13 dead from that bombing included 1 from the US, 2 from the UK, 1 from France, and 1 from the Philippines. Three worked for General Electric at power plants, and 2 were their private security guards. 62 persons were injured, including 10 foreigners, some badly.

Bombs in Mosul and Salman Pak killed another 8 persons, mainly Iraqi police and civil defense forces.

A Baghdad crowd gathered around the bombed vehicles, setting them afire and dancing around them. Some then threw stones at Marines. Some 50 Iraqi police in the area declined to intervene, fearful that the mob would turn on them if they were perceived as helping the Americans.

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