Thursday, November 28, 2013

Violence takes no holiday

Assassination attempts continue in Iraq.  Today?  National Iraqi News Agency notes that the convoy of Salahuddin Province police chief Enad Saadoun was targeted in Tikrit.  While he survived without injury, 5 police officers and 2 bystanders are dead and seven people are injured.

Other violence National Iraqi News Agency reports includes a Tikrit car bombing claimed the life of 1 police officer and left two people injured, a Samarra car bombing claimed the lives of 3 police officers and left another injured, an army officer's Tikrit home was blown up leaving him, "his wife and their child" injured, 3 Yazidis were shot dead in Mosul, an eastern Baghdad roadside bombing claimed 1 life and left six more people injured, a northern Baghdad roadside bombing claimed 1 life and left nine people injured, a south Baghdad roadside bombing left 2 people dead and three more injured, and there have been five car bombings in Hilla but no word on whether anyone was injured or killed.  AFP notes 6 dead from the Hilla bombings. AFP's Prashant Rao Tweeted the following:

  • So far this year, at least 6,037 people killed, 14,926 wounded by Iraq violence - tally:

  • Through yesterday, Iraq Body Count counts 780 violent deaths for the month so far.

    As we noted in yesterday's snapshot, Jen Psaki, State Dept spokesperson, took sides in an internal Iraqi matter.  All Iraq News notes who she sided with.

    The State Dept isn't supposed to be taking sides.

    AFP is losing a journalist:

    So AFP is seeking a journalist.

  • We're hiring! 's Baghdad bureau is looking for an Iraqi reporter to write for our English service. Details:

  • ExxonMobil did what everyone knew they would.  We may note it later.

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