120 killed in Iraq violence
Apr 18, 2007 - 8:27:44 PM
Baghdad, April 18 - At least 120 people were killed Wednesday in a string of violent incidents across Iraq, sources said.
Sources said that at least 90 people were killed and 110 injured when an explosives-laden truck went off at the Kifah Street near the Sadriyah neighborhood at about 4.15 p.m. -.
The Kifah Street is a busy commercial street with many shops inside.
In February, a truck bombing left at least 95 people killed and 200 wounded in the region.
A car bomb detonated in Mothafer Square in Sadr city east of Baghdad, killing at least 20 and injuring 30 others, the sources said.
A remote-controlled car bomb went off in Karada district central Baghdad, killing at least 10 Iraqis and wounding 10.
US troops raided an area near the city of Fallujah Wednesday morning, killing five insurgents, injuring four and detaining 26 suspects, the US military said.
The US troops raided a group of buildings known to be used by 'terrorists' in the rural area of Karmah and found explosives in one of the buildings, the military said in a statement.
According to the statement, a US helicopter gunship was called in and dropped precision-guided munitions at specific targets in the building.
Insurgents frequently attack US and Iraqi forces in the western province of Anbar, which includes Fallujah and Ramadi, despite US-Iraqi military operations in the city to stamp out insurgency and hunting foreign fighters.
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