A large blast rocked Baghdad today, killing 20 police recruits and policemen. The attack, which occurred near the heavily fortified Interior Ministry, may have been a message to the Maliki government. However, it wasn’t the only violence targeting policemen. At least 40 Iraqis were killed and 42 more were wounded overall. Many of those victims were either security personal or their informants.
BAGHDAD – The assassination of Sheikh Ghazi Jabouri, a prominent Sunni Imam in the al-Adhamiya district of Baghdad, has raised fears of renewed sectarian violence in the wake of the March 7 elections. Tensions have been reported in the area following the assassination last Wednesday. At least two gunmen killed Sheikh Jabouri, 42, as he … Continue reading “Baghdad Imam’s Assassination Sparks Fears of Violence”