Iraq Mobile Network Brings Benefits and Bomb

Iraqis hail their mobile phone network as one of the few achievements in the country’s reconstruction, but the technology is also being used to detonate bombs that cause daily death and destruction. Copying techniques employed by the attackers in the Madrid train bombings, the Bali bombings and recent blasts in Saudi Arabia, insurgents in Iraq are using mobile phones to set off car bombs and other explosions, U.S. officials and experts say. It is far from the only method being used, but since licenses were awarded to set up the mobile network a year ago, and mobile phones became ubiquitous accessories in Iraqi cities, the technique has become common and reliable. Full Story

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