Iraqi Rebels Bomb Baghdad Ministry, Hit Oil Sector

Rebels bracing for a U.S.-led assault on their Falluja and Ramadi strongholds showed their muscle Tuesday with a bloody car bombing in Baghdad, strikes on oil pipelines and several attacks on Iraqi security forces.

A morning car bomb blast at the Education Ministry brought fresh carnage to the busy streets of Baghdad, killing six people and wounding eight, an Interior Ministry spokesman said. “I’m not crying because I’m wounded, but because of my brother. I was with him and I don’t know what happened to him,” said a weeping Abbas Kadhim, 32, who was hit in the stomach by fragments of concrete as he sat in his car near the ministry. Full Story

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