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In crowded market, officer throws himself on bomber

By Louise Roug
Los Angeles Times, Sunday, February 04, 2007

Mohammed Raad of Baghdad, Iraq described a dramatic eyewitness account of the heroic gesture of an Iraqi policeman. Raad heard the policeman shout: “suicide bomber� and then saw him run toward the man who turned out to be a suicide bomber. The policeman shielded others from the force of the blast and died. The bombing occurred in a crowded market killing at least 45 people and wounding 150, police said.

The article goes on to describe the scene at the local hospital dealing with the victims. Then it describes other related attacks in Baghdad.


Policeman dies a hero smothering bomb blast

By Louise Roug in Baghdad
The Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday, February 04, 2007

The Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday, February 04, 2007

The other stories I found in other papers are based on the account by Louise Roug.