81 Iraqis Killed Saturday

81 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 33 wounded on Saturday, according to Antiwar.com. Among them, several killed by mortar attacks in Baghdad, and a telephone company employee who was killed by gunmen, who also wounded two in the car with him. 29 bodies were found in Baghdad.

Saturday was also noted as the deadliest day for US soldiers in nearly two years, as 22 were killed.

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4 Responses to “81 Iraqis Killed Saturday”

  1. amoebageek Says:

    Thats sad 😦
    I know I’ll be sounding dumb…but what are mortar attacks? Are they bombs or something?

  2. Agent KGB Says:

    It’s not dumb. They’re like bombs kind of, they fire shells, I think with some explosive in them or sometimes they’re just solid, at lower velocities than most projectile weapons.

  3. Sam Says:

    81 Iraqis? I swear I remember the days when a single death would be a news headline for hours, but today Iraqi deaths sometimes don’t even make it till the later half of a news bulletin. Makes me sad seeing how we all got used to hearing this daily news of deaths…

  4. Agent KGB Says:

    I feel the same way. Antiwar.com has a number every day of the reported Iraqi deaths and usually it’s over 100. People become kind of immune to it in a way I think.

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