Dozens die in Iraq car bomb blast


At least 35 people have been killed and 150 wounded in an apparent suicide attack outside an Iraqi police station.
The bomb exploded in the mainly Shia Muslim town of Iskandariya, 40km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, as new recruits were queuing outside.

A BBC correspondent reports that tension is extremely high and US troops are struggling to maintain order.

Militants have killed at least 300 members of the new Iraqi police force set up by the US-led coalition.
I went to to get an update on the numbers (over 50 now, I believe) and the story wasn't even on the UK page!

Oh, well, I suppose Iraq is old hat to most in GB now. Some silly tart in the Australian jungle seems to have the attention of the masses now.

A Sky reporter commented that the queues to join the Police probably wouldn't be affected (other than for those now dead or maimed, of course). Hope that's the case.

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