ANIMAL MARKET BOMBED: A BOMB HIDDEN IN A BOX OF PIGEONS EXPLODED FRIDAY AS SHOPPERS GATHERED AROUND, TEARING THROUGH A BUSY PET AND LIVESTOCK MARKET AND LITTERING THE BLOOD-SOAKED PAVEMENT WITH HUMAN
ANIMAL MARKET BOMBED: A bomb hidden in a box of pigeons exploded Friday as shoppers gathered around, tearing through a busy pet and livestock market and littering the blood-soaked pavement with human remains and animal carcasses. The attack at the popular weekly animal market shattered the calm as Baghdad residents strolled past stalls where sellers were peddling birds, dogs, cats, sheep, goats and exotic animals. No one claimed responsibility for the bombing, which police and hospital officials said killed 15 people and wounded 66.
CASUALTY UPDATE: A U.S. Marine was killed Friday in fighting in the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Anbar province, west of Baghdad, the military said, raising the number of U.S. service members who have died since the war began to at least 3,071, according to an Associated Press count.
CALLS FOR REVENGE: Anger also mounted in the central commercial district of Karradah a day after a suicide car bomber struck the mainly Shiite area, killing at least 30 people, including a local tea vendor and several people in a cafe, according to residents. Many Shiites in the neighborhood have called for revenge against Sunnis.
Source: Associated Press
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