Thousands of Iraqis celebrated in the streets of Baghdad after the national soccer team won the semifinal in the Asian Cup.
The barbarians were waiting for them.
The barbarians will allow no joy.
Iraqis celebrate in Baghdad. Two car bombs killed at least 13 Iraqis in Baghdad as they celebrated their national team’s victory in the Asia Cup football semi-finals, police and medical sources said.(AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
Two car bombs exploded in Baghdad as Iraqis were celebrating their team’s win in the Asian Cup.
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Two car bombs killed at least 13 Iraqis in Baghdad as they celebrated their national team’s victory in the Asia Cup football semi-finals on Wednesday, police and medical sources said.
Thousands of Iraqis poured into the streets of Baghdad after their national team beat South Korea in a tense penalty shoot-out in Kuala Lumpur, cheering and waving flags in a rare moment of shared national joy.
But the crowds also attracted insurgent bombers.
One massive car bomb detonated in the formerly upscale western neighbourhood of Mansour in the middle of a crowd, killing at least nine men.
MSNBC says that 27 died in the two suicide blasts.
Iraqi soldiers celebrate along with civilians in the streets of Baghdad late 21 July 2007, after Iraq won their 2007 AFC Asian Cup quarter-final football match against Vietnam in Bangkok. The sun sinks behind the palm trees and dusty streets of west Baghdad, blue sky dissolving into twilight, and gunfire erupts out across the city — Iraq’s football team has defeated Vietnam 2-0.(AFP/File/Ali Yussef)
The suicide bombings today follow the bomb blast yesterday at a children’s hospital.