Violence in Iraq

by TChris

Two rockets struck a military base at Taji, north of Baghdad, killing five U.S. soldiers and wounding six more. Two more soldiers were killed near Basra. Violence has been escalating since Thursday.

Insurgents used suicide speed boats to attack an oil terminal. Other attacks killed police officers and civilians.

It was another bloody day elsewhere, with at least 40 killed and many more wounded. In one of the worst attacks, rocks and mortars killed at least 13 civilians in a crowded chicken market in the Shia slum of Sadr City in Baghdad.

April has been the deadliest month for U.S. soldiers; more than 100 have died so far.

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