At least 25 Iraqi police officers died when a house they were searching exploded in western Baghdad Tuesday night, Baghdad police said.
Several civilians also died, although it is not clear how many, police said.
Initial evidence suggested the police walked into a trap set by insurgents who lured them into a gun battle near the house at about 8:30 p.m. (1:30 p.m. ET).
Police decided to enter the house two hours later after an anonymous caller told them it was an insurgent hideout, a police official said.
Explosives inside the house ignited just as police entered it, killing the police and civilians, a police official said.
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Meanwhile in man-made Seismic Disturbances
The insurgents continue to show organization and sophistication. Ugh!