Al Qaeda in Iraq suicide bomber kills 31 at Iraqi Army base in Taji

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    by Bill Roggio

    An al Qaeda in Iraq suicide bomber attacked a group of Iraqi Army recruits outside of a base in Taji, just north of Baghdad, earlier today, killing at least 31 people.

    From Reuters:

    The bomber drove his car into crowds of troops and recruits outside the base in Taji, 20 km (12 miles) north of the Iraqi capital, leaving body parts and burned vehicles scattered in the streets outside, police and hospital officials said.

    At least 31 people were killed, mostly soldiers, and another 50 people were wounded in the blast, a hospital source said.

    "There were army trainees leaving the base and small buses were waiting for them when the explosion took place," said Ahmed Khalef, a policeman working nearby. "We immediately started to rescue the wounded. You could smell of charred bodies."

    Read more: Al Qaeda in Iraq suicide bomber kills 31 at Iraqi Army base in Taji - Threat Matrix
     
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    why?
     
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    From the longknife's link:

    It sounds purely like retribution for Iraq's DOD stopping a large terrorist attack on the Iraqui capital. But I can't say for sure. ;)
     
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    freedombecki, et al,

    This is a continuation of the anti-government insurgency.

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    They were doing this went I was there in 2004, and they were doing this in 2010 when I left.

    This is not about the US occupation, but about discontent with the corrupt democracy we left behind.

    Most Respectfully,
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    Jailbreak!...
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    Iraqi inmates seize weapons, escape from prison
    Jan 11,`13 -- A dozen prisoners including al-Qaida-linked death row inmates escaped from a prison near Baghdad on Friday, the latest sign that Iraq still struggles with basic law and order more than a year after American troops withdrew, officials said.

     

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