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December 8, 2004

No Police in Mosul

Apparently, it's not necessary to create a police force these days for towns with a small population...of 1.2 million people.

In the northern city of Mosul, insurgents bombed two churches, although there were no fatalities. The first bomb struck a Chaldean church about 5 p.m. It was followed by another blast 15 minutes later across town that struck an Armenian church.

Residents realized a car near one of the churches was rigged with explosives before it detonated.

"We did not know what to do," said Sami Dahhan, 24. "There are no police to go to. People started throwing stones at the car to try to detonate it, but they couldn't. The car just exploded when the timer went off."

From WaPo

Posted by cj at December 8, 2004 2:39 PM


Good Going, chickenfoot. The more news on African subjects the better in this blogosphere of ours. Welcome to the neighborhood!

Posted by: Screwy Hoolie at December 9, 2004 8:16 AM

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