A teenage girl strapped with explosives has blown up and killed an Iraqi army captain.Allahpundit reminds that this event is not new and gives several examples, including articles of when the original news reports had the facts wrong.
An Iraqi soldierThe bomb was detonated by remote control, injuring four soldiers in addition to the one who died, an Iraqi Army spokesman said.
Local authorities imposed a curfew in the area and American troops launched a search for those responsible.
US soldiers originally said an eight-year-old girl was used in the attack, which took place near Youssifiyah, south of the capital, Baghdad.
Thursday morning, there was a story about Iraqi forces flushing bad guys from Mosul. In that story, reported by my AP reporter friend, Chelsea J. Carter, from the Mameluke Desert. In that story was this:
In an attack that bore the group's hallmarks, a suicide bomber Wednesday blew himself up in a funeral tent in a village west of Baghdad, killing 22 people and wounding 40, according to police Col. Faisal al-Zubaie.By evening, that had been replaced with:
The funeral for Taha Obaid, a primary school principal killed the previous day by gunmen, was attended by local U.S.-backed Sunni tribesmen fighting al-Qaida militants. It was not known how many of them were among the killed and wounded.
Obaid's 3-year-old son was among those killed, said al-Zubaie.
In an attack that bore the group's hallmarks, a suicide bomber Wednesday blew himself up in a funeral tent in a village west of Baghdad, attended by many local U.S.-backed Sunni tribesmen fighting al-Qaida militants. The attack killed 22 people and wounded 40, according to police Col. Faisal al-Zubaie. The U.S. military on Thursday put the death toll at 14; there was no immediate explanation for the discrepancy.There was no explanation for the discrepancy. Perhaps later, it was determined the death of the child was wrong, so the story was corrected. Or, maybe the news of the child's murder just didn't fit the purpose. Usually a note is included as to what is being corrected and why.
Either way, the Muslim practice of child killing is digusting.
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