Monday, October 08, 2007


Bombs explode near Polish embassy in Baghdad

A car bomb killed two people near Poland's embassy in Baghdad on Monday, five days after the Polish envoy was wounded in an attack, international agencies reported. Acting ambassador Waldemar Figaj told Reuters that four explosions hit near the embassy on Monday and described the first blast as "very, very powerful". No major damages were reported. Iraqi police said a car bomb near the embassy killed two people and wounded five. A bomb targeted the convoy of the Polish ambassador to Iraq in Baghdad last Wednesday, killing an Iraqi civilian and injuring the diplomat and at least three others. The ambassador, Gen. Edward Pietrzyk, was rushed to the US military hospital in Baghdad in stable condition. Poland has had a strong presence in the US-led coalition, and its military commands the Multi-National Division-Central South region.

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