Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Iraqi Shopkeepers, Residents Kills 3 Terrorists

Gunbattles erupted out in the streets of the southern Baghdad neighborhood of Doura, where militants wearing black hoods and riding in three cars opened fire on people shopping on a main street. Shopkeepers and residents returned fire, killing three assailants. A man, woman and child were injured and taken to a hospital.


The bodies of three men are removed after they were killed in clashes between insurgents and armed local residents in the Dora section of Baghdad, Iraq (news - web sites), Tuesday, March 22, 2005. Iraqi Police were also involved in the firefight, witnesses said. (AP Photo/Jalal Muther)


A relative waits with Muqdad Abdul-Karim, 12, at al-Yarmouk Hospital after he was wounded during a gun battle between insurgents and armed civilians in the Dora section of Baghdad, Iraq (news - web sites), Tuesday, March 22, 2005. Militants riding in three cars opened fire on people shopping along a main thoroughfare, and shopkeepers and residents returned fire, officials said. (AP Photo / Karim Kadim)


I think these Iraqis have had enough. It's good to see them defending themselves.


Update: More details here