Some 79 killed the result of a bloody day in Iraq; An agreement to ease down conditions in Falluja
Iraq, Politics, 6/25/2004
Some 79 persons were killed including three American soldiers and other 270 persons were injured in different attacks against Iraqi police centers and American military patrols in several Iraqi cities, according to ministry of health estimates.
Fightings took place between units of the American forces and gunmen in Musil city following attacks by booby trapped cars at five police centers in which 44 persons were killed and other 216 persons were injured, according to a statement issued by the Iraqi ministry of health. One American soldier was killed in one of the attacks.
In Baqouba the occupation forces launched air raids at the city following violent fighting between the American forces and gunmen. One American spokesman said that two soldiers were killed and other seven wounded in an ambush installed against them in the city.
The Iraqi ministry of health said that 13 persons were killed in the clashes in the city between gunmen and the Iraqi policemen and the clashes resulted also in wounding other 30.
The gunmen were able to control four government's circles including al-Mafriq police center in the downtown of the city where they raised black flags. Abu Mus'ib al-Ziraqawi group claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Abu Mus'ab al-Zirqawi, the suspect of having links with al-Qaida announced responsibility for the attacks against the Iraqi police and the occupation forces in Baqouba city. The followers of al-Zirqawi called in a statement circulated in the city, its citizens to " abide by instructions and resistance directives," noting that the coming days will witness " attacks against the occupation forces and those behind it.."
The provisional Iraqi prime minister Eyad Allawi held al-Zirqawi responsible for the series of explosions which also took place in al- Musil.
In Falluja to the west of Baghdad, officials and chieftains in the city reached an agreement with the American occupation forces to cease fire and its withdrawal to previous positions.
Moreover, news reports said that one attack targeted an American military vehicle on the highway in Abu Ghreib area and resulted in destroying a military vehicle and no casualties are known about the American forces.
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