No Room At the Hospital
What do you think of when you see a headline like this?
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Two bombs aimed at police patrols exploded Saturday in Baghdad as another spate of insurgent attacks killed at least 24 people countrywide on Saturday, while insurgent groups offered condolences for the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and warned they would continue his campaign of violence. The first explosion missed the police patrol but struck the al-Sadriya market in a mixed Shiite-Sunni Arab neighbourhood in central Baghdad, killing four people and wounding 27, police said. … …
Al-Sadriya's a vegetable market the area it's in is mixed but mostly Shi'ite and on a Saturday morning it'd be very busy. This particular bomb was left in a plastic bag and the target apparently was a police patrol. The bombers missed them but "got" plenty of civilians. Reports vary but all agree that something in the region of thirty people - including children were wounded, while, depending on which report you believe, either three
Then there was the bombing in in al-Karradah. I've written about al-Karradah recently:
"Karada's a fairly up-market southern suburb of Baghdad with relatively good security."
It's a popular shopping area in downtown Baghdad people still come from all over Baghdad to shop there.That particular bombing killed five people and wounded another 14 according to police. Just another day in Baghdad really.
Abdullah Mohammed, is 12 years old,he was injured in the Karradah bombing. He was brought by ambulance to the Ibn al-Nafees hospital and treated.
*One report describeb him as her uncle — mfi