Friday, December 12, 2003

Soldier Killed in Suicide Attack in Ar Ramadi 

When the bomb went off at about 1:35pm local time, I was in my bunk in a building 1000 meters away.

The blast shattered several windows.

There was no reliable word on casualties for some time. Strange—in the moments after the blast, the prevailing sentiment on our compound seemed to be a nervous giddiness and exhilaration at the fact that—this time—it wasn’t us.

Of course, that was before it was confirmed that a soldier had been killed.

Splash, out


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