Skip to main content
CNN International EditionWorld
The Web     
Powered by
Iraq Banner

U.S. military: Suicide bombing thwarted

Site of Thursday's suicide attack in Baghdad
Site of Thursday's suicide attack in Baghdad

Story Tools

•  Commanders: U.S. | Iraq
•  Weapons: 3D Models

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- U.S. Marines thwarted an attempted suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital on Friday and discovered two suicide bomb "factories," U.S. military officials said.

A man approached a Marine position in Baghdad carrying a black briefcase, U.S. military officials told CNN's Walter Rodgers. Marines got hold of the briefcase and found that it held explosives, officials said.

Coalition forces, working to crack down on suicide bombing attempts, came across a site in which Iraqis were packing explosives into heavy black leather motorcycle jackets for use in such operations, officials said.

At another site, Iraqi paramilitary fighters were packing explosives into children's dolls for suicide bombings, a U.S. Marine Corps captain said.

A suicide attacker Thursday used a hand grenade to target a U.S. Marine checkpoint in Baghdad, military officials told CNN. Three Marines and one U.S. sailor were wounded. (Full story)

EDITOR'S NOTE: CNN's policy is to not report information that puts operational security at risk.

Story Tools
Click Here to try 4 Free Trial Issues of Time! cover
Top Stories
Iran poll to go to run-off
Top Stories
EU 'crisis' after summit failure

On CNN TV E-mail Services CNN Mobile CNN AvantGo CNNtext Ad info Preferences
   The Web     
Powered by
© 2005 Cable News Network LP, LLLP.
A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.
Read our privacy guidelines. Contact us.
external link
All external sites will open in a new browser. does not endorse external sites.
 Premium content icon Denotes premium content.