Baghdad Suicide Car Bomb Blast Kills 35

Baghdad – At least 35 people have been killed Monday in a suicide car bomb attack in a busy square in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, security and medical sources said.Sixty-one other people were injured by the blast in the predominantly Shia Muslim eastern district of Sadr City.A later attack near the Shia holy city of Najaf left seven policemen dead. The attack happened as French President Francois Hollande visited the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service’s academy near Baghdad.He told French soldiers based there that fighting IS in Iraq was helping prevent terrorist attacks at home.Elsewhere in Iraq on Monday, IS militants attacked an army barracks near Baiji, about 180km (112 miles) north of Baghdad, killing four soldiers, security sources said. The militants seized weapons at the base and fired mortars at the nearby town of Shirqat, forcing the authorities to impose a curfew and close schools, officials said.Gunmen are also reported to have summarily killed nine pro-government Sunni tribal fighters at a village near Udhaim, 90km north of Baghdad. read more

Essequibo Coast tomb raided skeletal remains missing

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTombs within La Belle Alliance Cemetery broken intoSeptember 21, 2018In “Crime”Court grants 72 hours extension to detain husband, accompliceMay 23, 2016In “Crime”Tomb broken into at Zeelugt CemeteryMarch 15, 2019In “Crime” The tomb that was raidedThe tomb of a woman buried in 1994 has been raided and her skeletal remains are missing.The discovery was made a few days ago by a cattle farmer at the La Belle Alliance Cemetery, Essequibo Coast.Enid Warner was buried there some 25 years ago.Upon inspection, relatives noticed that most of her skeletal remains were no longer there and they suspect that it was stolen by the raiders.Enid WarnerAccording to the daughter, Gail Warner, there was nothing of value in the tomb.When Inews visited the scene, it was observed that the skull and other parts of the skeleton was missing.Only a few small bones and the woman’s clothing were there.Neighbours living on the opposite side of the graveyard recalled hearing heavy knocking during the evening hours about a week ago.Calls are being made for the police to treat the matter seriously. read more