Several dead in Baghdad bus attack

Armed fighters have attacked a bus carrying Baghdad airport employees, killing at least four people and wounding several others.

    Those seen aiding US forces are frequently attacked

    "The bus was riddled with bullet holes. There was broken glass everywhere," said an airport employee, who asked not to be named.

    She said there were at least 25 people in the bus when it was fired on as it passed through a Baghdad suburb on Thursday. 

    The bus was carrying administrative employees, she said. 

    Fighters frequently attack buses transporting people to work at US-run bases or other installations seen to be under the control of US forces.

    Soldiers attacked

    Meanwhile, a number of US soldiers were injured when explosive devices detonated on the main highway in al-Miqdadiya northeast Baquba, sources told Aljazeera.

     

    The explosion severely damaged two US military vehicles, residents told Aljazeera.

    In a separate development, two US military vehicles were destroyed when an explosive device detonated on the main highway in Karma area in northeastern Falluja, Aljazeera learnt.  

    Following the attack US forces sealed off the site and stormed a nearby house, arresting a man and two women. 

    SOURCE: Aljazeera + Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The 'risky business' of tracking Rwandan fugitive Felicien Kabuga

    The 'risky business' of tracking Rwandan fugitive Felicien Kabuga

    The former chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda discusses the hunt for genocide suspects.

    Doctors race to understand new illness afflicting children

    Doctors race to understand new illness afflicting children

    More and more cases of a Kawasaki-like disease, called PMIS or MIS-C, reported among children exposed to coronavirus.

    Lockdown life in New Zealand, the bubble that 'beat' coronavirus

    Lockdown life in New Zealand, the bubble that 'beat' coronavirus

    What life in one neighbourhood says about New Zealand's bold, and seemingly successful, plan to eliminate COVID-19.