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January 30, 2007

Breaking: Poison-Gas Attack In Ramadi

WMD... but the actual chemical weapon payload was a dud. The attack killed 16, however.


AR RAMADI, Iraq – Emergency Response Unit personnel, Iraqi Police, and civilians northwest of Ramadi were attacked by a suicide vehicle-born improvised explosive device (SVBIED) early Sunday. Coalition forces responded to the attack to provide immediate medical assistance and evacuate the wounded to medical facilities.

Along with the suicide bomber, 16 people were killed by the attack.

The SVBIED was a dump truck filled with explosives and included a chlorine tank. The truck crashed into the Emergency Response Unit compound and detonated. There are no indications of any casualties caused by the release of chlorine gas.

Thanks to Chuck.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Breaking news from Observer5 -- if you can believe this, chlorine is a "common chemical" (I had no idea), and therefore this is not a WMD attack.

Just some civilians having fun with pool supplies.

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