Tues. Oct. 27, 2009 — AlJazeera.net
Iraq’s foreign minister has called for a UN inquiry into Sunday’s twin suicide bombings in Baghdad which left at least 155 people dead and hundreds more injured.
Hoshiyar Zebari said the inquiry should focus on the support given by foreign countries to insurgents, adding that the attacks reinforced the need for international support to help his country defend itself.
The call came shortly before a reported claim of responsibility for Sunday’s blasts from an al-Qaeda linked group, the Islamic state of Iraq, Reuters news agency reported…
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(Debkafile) Iraqi officer leading probe into Sunday’s horrific Baghdad bombings that killed more than 150 people and injured hundreds more is found shot to death in his office along with his bodyguard Friday night. The murders follow the arrest of 60 Iraqi security officials this week, among them, eleven key officers.
(AP) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday he would send a senior UN official to Baghdad in response to a request from Iraq’s prime minister for a UN Security Council investigation of bombings at two ministries in August…
(That means a minimum of three major incidents that will be on the docket — and they’ll be focusing acutely on external interference in Iraqi security.)