|Iraqi terrorists kill 11 employees in Baghdad
[ 2006-10-13 10:25 ]
|Iraqi authorities say gunmen stormed
a new Iraqi satellite television station in eastern Baghdad early Thursday
killing 11 employees. At least eight other people perished elsewhere in a
series of attacks.
The executive manager of the Shaabiya satellite channel said the masked
raiders struck about seven in the morning, killing guards, technicians,
and administrative workers.
Shaabiya is owned by the National Justice and Progress Party, a small
secular party that contested the last two elections, but failed to win any
seats in parliament.
The station suffered one of the deadliest attacks on journalists and
broadcasters in Iraq, which has been exceptionally dangerous for the
Elsewhere in Baghdad, several bomb blasts took a toll.
This eyewitness says one bomb exploded, and a second detonated a short
Analysts say terrorists frequently set off one
explosion to attract a crowd of police, rescue workers and others, tending
to the dead and injured.
U.S. and Iraqi troops have been mounting
a major security crackdown intended to curb these killings, but it has not
yet stopped the tide of violence.