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BBC World News: Middle East[SIZE="4"]Twin bombs kill scores in Baghdad[/SIZE] More than 70 people have been killed by two bombs in Baghdad, attached to two mentally disabled women and detonated remotely, says a security official. "The al-Qaeda terrorists and criminals are proud of this method," Brig Qassem Ata al-Moussawi told the BBC.

The death toll in Friday morning's attacks at two animal markets was the highest in months in Baghdad.

Correspondents say a fragile sense of normality had returned to the capital following an influx of US troops.

Security has improved significantly since the US implemented its troop "surge" in the second half of 2007.

A ceasefire announced in August by the Mehdi Army militia of Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr, as well as the emergence of local Sunni militia armed by the US military that took on al-Qaeda in Iraq, have also contributed to the sense of security.

Figures released by Iraqi ministries on Friday suggested that the number of civilians and security forces killed across Iraq in January - 541 - was the lowest monthly total for nearly two years.

Confidence shattered

But that renewed confidence could be shattered by Friday's deadly bombings, the worst to hit the Iraqi capital since three car bombs killed 80 people last 1 August.

The operation was carried out by two booby-trapped mentally disabled women Brig Qassem Ata al-Moussawi Iraqi security forces spokesman

The blasts came shortly before the call to Friday prayers when many Iraqis were out shopping or meeting friends.

The first device was detonated by a female suicide bomber at around 1020 local time (0720GMT) in the popular Ghazil animal market, killing at least 46 people and injuring a further 80.

A popular spectacle for Baghdadis, the animal market only opens on Fridays and regularly draws large crowds, despite having been targeted by bombers twice in 2007.

Just 20 minutes after the first explosion, a second bomb tore through another crowded market in the Jadida area of east Baghdad, killing at least 27 people and injuring 67.

PREVIOUS GHAZIL MARKET BOMBS June 2006 - Four killed by two bombs left in bags Dec 2006 - Three killed in mortar attack 26 Jan 2007 - 15 killed by bomb hidden in box of birds 23 Nov 2007 - 13 killed in attack blamed on Iranian-backed Shia militants

Iraqi security forces spokesman Brig Moussawi told the BBC: "The operation was carried out by two booby-trapped mentally disabled women. [The bombs] were detonated remotely.

"Forensic and bomb squad experts as well as the people and traders of al-Shorja area of the carpet market have confirmed that the woman who was blown-up there today was often in the area and was mentally disabled...

"In the New Baghdad area the shop owners and customers of the pet market confirmed that the woman who was blown-up there was mentally disabled as well."

The US ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, said al-Qaeda had found a "different, deadly" technique.

"There is nothing they won't do if they think it will work in creating carnage and the political fallout that comes from that," he said.

Police and medical officials piled the dead and injured into wheelbarrows, cars and the back of pick-up trucks to be transported to five hospitals across the city.

An official at the capital's Kindi hospital said at least 30 bodies had been received.

"We have a disaster here," he said. "There are too many bodies to count."

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Twin bombs kill scores in Baghdad

What the the hell? How the fu** can they have the stomach to do such a fu**ing thing??? Seriously this kind of shit pisses me off a lot. But hopefully Al Qaeda ist getting stronger, for all we know theyre getting cornered now, and are getting very desperate to kill. Hopefully they all die a horrible death. But now the surge troops are leaving :(

EDIT: THE NAME IS TWIN BOMB KILLS SCORES IN IRAQ




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#2 10 years ago

There can be truly twisted people. :n0e:




Gwynzer

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#3 10 years ago

Is the actual topic of discussion here the use Mentally Disabled people as Suicide bombers? I can see the logic in doing so, but I am compleatly against it. Whats next, strapping bombs to 2 year olds? These terrorists are really getting desperate




Dave-Mastor

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#4 10 years ago
Gwynzer;4193273I can see the logic in doing so, but I am compleatly against it. Whats next, strapping bombs to 2 year olds? These terrorists are really getting desperate

Actually they already do that. One of the failed assassination attempts on Benazir Bhutto involved a man trying to pass a baby off to her, when the baby had a bomb strapped to it. The bomb was detonated. These people are cowards and evil, and they will get what they deserve.




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#5 10 years ago
Dave-Mastor;4193353These people are cowards and evil, and they will get what they deserve.

When has that ever been really true? The only people that "get anything" are lots and lots civilians and small fish.

The actual manipulators either suicide or live a neat life somewhere hidden... or are famous or regulars because their crimes are unknown to the public.




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#6 10 years ago

I think this gentleman would beg to differ.

zarqawi-video.jpg




Tas

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#7 10 years ago

EO Violation;4193359I think this gentleman would beg to differ.

zarqawi-video.jpg

Its a shame his gun jammed or he might have actually looked cool with the thing.




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#8 10 years ago

Heh, yeah, that video was a classic.

For those who haven't seen it, brave Mr. Zarqawi was unable to clear "his" jammed M249 during a heroic show-of-force video. One of his henchmen had to come over and pull the charging handle back, because apparently that's really hard.

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#9 10 years ago

Dunno what you guys are reading but this shows a hell of a lot more. Multi-National Force - Iraq Tells a bigger picture than the rediculas press.




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EO Violation;4193359I think this gentleman would beg to differ.

http://images.usatoday.com/news/_photos/2006/05/04/zarqawi-video.jpg

That's Zarqawi, Pinochet and Milosevic. No wait, the latter two died... guess that makes only one so far. :rolleyes: Also, not only did the US jets kill Zarqawi, but also his teenage wife and their child. :mihailhatesu:

You know, the only people that are usually just and good-hearted are the ones who do not go around claiming to be either..