Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Criminals and thugs behead teachers in front of students

The news out of Iraq has desensitized me to the day-to-day trauma of living in a war zone, but sometimes the brutality of what is going on there stops me dead in my tracks.

Teachers beheaded in front of students

"'Two terrorist groups beheaded two teachers in front of their students in the Amna and Shaheed Hamdi primary schools in Shaab district in Baghdad,' the Ministry of State for National Security said."

Criminals and thugs...

Updated: Chalk it up to the fog of war, but the facts aren't very clear in this case...The Iraqi police and coalition forces say that no attack of any kind took place on any schools in the Shaab district. When pushed the National Security Ministry has changed its story and is now saying that a "guard at one of the schools was stabbed to death by militants in front of students, while a teacher was shot outside the other school as he arrived in the morning for classes."

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