While the mainstream focuses 24/7 on the political race for POTUS, there is a growing concern in Iraq that violence is on the upswing. Late Tuesday, the following took place in Iraq:
5 killed in fresh Iraq violence Wed, 09 Jan 2008 03:51:22
At least five people have been killed and eight wounded in a series of separate attacks in Iraq, police and officials have announced. The head of the municipality of Baghdad's neighborhood of Yarmouk was killed when a bomb attached to his car exploded on Tuesday, a police officer said Tuesday on condition of anonymity. To the south, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a checkpoint manned by police special forces in the Madain area, about 25 kilometers southeast of Baghdad, killing two policemen and wounding eight others, police said. In another incident also on Tuesday in the capital, a police colonel was shot dead by unidentified attackers in the Zafaraniyah neighborhood, an interior ministry official said. In the western Mansour district, a tax department official was shot dead by gunmen as he left his home.