Fresh Wave of Violence in Iraq Leaves 10 Dead, 62 Wounded
Reuters reports that a suicide bomber set off a massive explosion by targeting a fuel tanker near a police station in Baghdad on Monday, killing 9 and wounding 62. There have been five such bombings of police or national guards in recent days, and several violent incidents in the capital.
Late Sunday night, 3 guerrillas assassinated a high official of the Defense Ministry, Issam Jassem Qassim. On Saturday, guerrillas had attempted but failed to kill Iraq’s minister of Justice, though they succeeded in killing or wounding a number of other persons.