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by Jon Surmacz

Car Bomb Kills 8 in Baghdad

Apr 22, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Mosque Targeted… A car bomb exploded near a Shiite mosque in Baghdad Friday, killing eight people and wounding 20 others. The Associated Press reports that the attack took place during midday prayers at Al-Subeih mosque. The blast sent worshippers into panic. Said Abdelallah Farah, who was inside the mosque, “I saw many dead and injured. This is a cowardly and savage act that aims to create conflict among Iraqis.”

The bombing was the latest in a string of violence this week that saw an American soldier killed Friday as a roadside bomb exploded near a U.S. Army patrol. According to the AP, 1,564 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003.

Here’s another count.