Here is what happened in Iraq yesterday:
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- Guerrillas killed 4 US troops in Iraq on Monday, bringing the 2-day total to 9.
- Around 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. two roadside bombs targeted Iraqi police vehicles in Zayouna injuring 5 policemen and 5 civilians in both attacks.
- Around 9 a.m. a mortar shell hit the Green Zone.
- Around 2 p.m. a roadside bomb targeted a police vehicle in Al Mashtal injuring 5 policemen.
- Two mortar shells hit the air force soccer club in Palestine Street, causing no casualties.
- Clashes between Mahdi army militiamen and the Iraqi army in Sadr city took place today; Iraqi police said and gave no figures for the casualties.
- Around 3 p.m. three mortar shells targeted the Green Zone, one hit Karrada neighborhood injuring two civilians and two hit inside the Green Zone. - Around 4 p.m. two mortar shells hit the Green Zone.
- Around 5 p.m. a mortar shell hit the cars' parking area in the ministry of foreign affairs causing damages to three parking cars with no casualties.
- Around 5:30 p.m. three mortar shells hit Al Rustamiyah military camp. Minutes later the sources of fire were targeted in Al Ameen neighborhood east of Baghdad, killing 9 civilians and injuring 31, Iraqi police said. No military reepsonse was available by the time of publication of this report.
- A fire in Al Eatiman bank building in Saadon started yesterday night.
- Police found four dead bodies throughout Baghdad, one in Baladiyat, one in Jisr Diyala, one in Amil and one in Dora.
- Seven men were killed in Al Asdiqa neighborhood (5 miles north of Basra) as an explosion took place in their house.
- A roadside bomb targeted the convoy of General Abdul Kareem Khalf, the spokesman of the ministry of interior, in Al Nashwa area (about 37 miles north of Basra) injuring four body guards.
- A roadside bomb targeted an army vehicle in Al Bu Khamis area (about 8 miles south of Baquba) killing one soldier and injuring another.'
Yet Johnny McInsane sez Iraq approaching normal.
Normal. Approaching fucking NORMAL. What a glorious psychotic delusional world these neo-cons must live in, when bombs going off all over the fucking place, mortar shells raining down, armed militias running around kidnapping folks, etc. is fucking normal. Glad that ain't the world that I live in, that's for goddamned sure...
-- Badtux the Rude Penguin