War’s Harsh Echo
Posted on Mar 23, 2008
It was a violent Sunday in Iraq, as attacks of all stripes killed dozens and the U.S. death toll crossed 4,000. A day of suicide bombings, shootings and rocket and mortar attacks has cast yet another shadow over the “surge.”
BBC on the day’s violence:
At least 40 people were injured in Sunday’s early-morning suicide strike in Mosul.
The suicide attacker ploughed an explosives-laden tanker into the army base, causing a massive blast.
AP on the grim milestone:
A roadside bomb killed four U.S. soldiers in Baghdad on Sunday, the military said, pushing the overall American death toll in the five-year war to at least 4,000. The grim milestone came on a day when at least 61 people were killed across the country.
Rockets and mortars pounded the U.S.-protected Green Zone, underscoring the fragile security situation and the resilience of both Sunni and Shiite extremist groups despite an overall lull in violence.
AP photo / Hadi Mizban
An Iraqi man grieves for a relative killed in a suicide car bombing in Baghdad on Sunday.