135 Car Bombings in Iraq in April

(Guardian-UK) Michael Howard and Ewen MacAskill - New figures revealed by diplomatic and Iraqi security sources Wednesday show that of the 135 car bombings in April 2005, which took hundreds of lives and inflicted thousands of injuries, more than half were suicide missions. Most suicide bombers are believed to come from outside Iraq, intelligence sources say, although they operate with local support. Nearly 400 people have been killed and up to 1,000 wounded since April 28. A U.S. military spokesman in Iraq said the insurgency was averaging 70 attacks a day, up from 30 to 40 in February and March.

2005-05-13 00:00:00

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