Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Saturday, March 22, 2003

Car bomb in the Kurdish controled North kills a journalist and wounds nine others. Here is a better story on it.

An Australian journalist has been killed by a car bomb near the village of Khormal in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq, colleagues and eyewitnesses said.

In the Khormal blast, three Kurdish peshmerga fighters also were killed and another journalist wounded.

The explosion was at a checkpoint outside Khormal, where the base of an Islamic group was destroyed earlier by US cruise missiles.

Witnesses said the journalists were waiting to enter the village when a taxi drew up beside them and exploded.

Some witnesses said the taxi driver escaped before the blast.

Khormal is a base of the mainstream Komala Islami Kurdistan (Islamic Society of Kurdistan), which was targeted by cruise missiles early Saturday at the same time as the hardline Ansar al-Islam, which is allegedly linked to the Al Qaeda terror network.

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