Source Pravda.Ru

A series of explosions in Iraq

At least 13 Iraqis were killed and other 50 injured most of them are members of the Iraqi police in a booby trapped car explosion that targeted a main inspection point for the Iraqi police at al-Rasheed street in the downtown of Baghdad.

A spokesman for the interim &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/hotspots/2001/10/03/16941.html' target=_blank>Iraqi government said that the car which was driven by a "suicider" collided with a line of police cars which was cordoning the adjoining Haifa street where clashes were renewed in the early hours yesterday between Iraqi gunmen and American forces.

The clashes came on the background of a campaign of breaking in and inspection launched by a joint force from the national guards and the &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/war/2003/03/23/44872.html' target=_blank>American forces on Thursday evening.

In Falluja to the west of Baghdad, total number of Iraqis killed in the American raid against the city yesterday increased to 56 persons including several women and children.

Iraqi medical sources said that the raid which targeted al-Bushinter village in the city resulted in injuring 40 persons, Arabic News reported.

According to the CNN News, Iraqi and American officials also were investigating two explosions Saturday on the road to the Baghdad airport, including a car bomb near a convoy that injured three American servicemen, the U.S. military said.