Thursday, January 20, 2005
"A lion from the martyrdom-seeking brigade of the al-Qaeda Group of Jihad in the Land of Two Rivers carried out an attack near the Australian embassy in Baghdad, and a large number of people were injured."Or translated from the Islamofascist it means that an idiot blew himself up next door to the Australian embassy, outside a building which houses Australia's 120-strong contingent in Baghdad. Two Iraqis were killed and two Australian soldiers were injured.
The Acting Prime Minister John Anderson said the blast will not change Australia's decision to keep the troops in Iraq. Meanwhile, the commander of Australia's forces in Iraq, Air Commodore Greg Evans, thanked the local assistance:
"From our American coalition allies who were on the spot amazingly quickly rendering crucial assistance... And of course the Iraqi police service was on the spot very quickly doing all the things you'd expect a professional police service to do, cordoning the area, gathering evidence, finding out what had happened. We're very proud of them."