Iraq's VP calls on review of security file after Baghdad bloody bombings 2009-10-30 21:20:33   Print

    BAGHDAD, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi called on an evaluation of running the security dossier after Sunday's bloody suicide bombings that claimed the lives of 155 Iraqis.

    In a statement issued on Friday by the office of Hashimi who said "the bombings of last Sunday confirmed the existence of a large defect in managing the security file. So it is necessary to interrogate those who are responsible for the security file and to review its management."

    "Iraqi people are slaughtered and I don't know when we will be capable of stalling such attacks," the statement quoted Hasimi as he was receiving in his office the Iraqi Minister of Interior Jawad al-Bolani.

    On his part, Bolani clarified that his visit to Hashimi "comes in the framework of interesting in security abilities and the creation of a suitable environment for the upcoming elections as well as the future plans of the ministry."

    On Sunday, twin truck bombings rocked Baghdad's Salhiyah neighborhood, killing 155 people and wounding more than 500 others.

    The two attacks were the deadliest since suicide truck bomb attacks on Aug. 19 which targeted two Iraqi ministries killing and wounding some 1,300 Iraqis.

    Sunday's blasts came as violence dropped dramatically during the past two years since the spike of sectarian strife that claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the war-torn country.

    The attacks revealed the security situation facing the country that insurgents still have the ability to carry out deadly attacks in the heart of Baghdad.

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Editor: Deng Shasha
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