Semi-Truck Aimed for U.S. Combat Outpost Prematurely Explodes in Northweast Baghdad


WED JUN 04 2008 — A tractor-trailer loaded with Shiite militia rockets, and intended for a U.S. combat outpost 700 yards away, accidentally exploded in a densely populated area of northeast Baghdad, killing 18 people and wounding 75, the U.S. military said. It was the deadliest explosion in Baghdad in more than two months.

Shiite extremists were positioning a large truck of loaded with rockets and mortars, when it mistakenly exploded. is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at