The "very, very well" report, continued

As officials discover bodies around Baghdad, gunmen in police uniforms take as many as 50 security employees hostage.

By Tim Grieve
March 8, 2006 10:23PM (UTC)
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We've received the latest update from the al-Qaida media committee assigned to War Room -- it goes by the code name Yahoo News -- and here's what we've got to report:

Bodies: Iraqi and U.S. military officials say that they've discovered 29 bodies -- many of them hanged -- in and around Baghdad over the course of the last day. U.S. troops found 18 of them stuffed into a minibus in the Sunni district of Amariya. Most of the others were found dumped around Baghad, the victims of gunshot wounds. One had been beheaded.


Hostages: Gunmen wearing Iraqi police uniforms stormed into the offices of a private security company in eastern Baghdad this morning, then left with as many as 50 employees as hostages.

Bombings: Explosions killed at least four people in Baghdad Wednesday. A bomb hidden under a parked car killed two Iraq police officers. Another bomb, apparently meant for a U.S. convoy in northern Baghdad, killed two boys selling gasoline instead.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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