Wikinews Shorts: April 6, 2007
A compilation of brief news reports for Friday, April 6, 2007.
Chlorine bomb in Ramadi, Iraq
In Ramadi, Iraq, a truck loaded with explosives and chlorine gas exploded when an apparent suicide bomber drove the truck toward a checkpoint. The police opended fire and the truck veered toward a residential complex where it detonated. At least 20 people were killed and scores more injured.
It is the sixth chlorine bomb in the Anbar region in the last two months.
- Kirk Semple and Jon Elsen. "Chlorine Attack in Iraq Kills 20" — , April 6, 2007
- Bassem Mroue. "Chlorine Truck Bomber Kills 27 in Ramadi" — , April 6, 2007
President of Afghanistan admits talks with Taliban
Karzai also ruled out any further deals with the Taliban to free Afghans or foreigners kidnapped by insurgents.
- "Afghan President Admits to Meetings With Taleban" — , April 6, 2007
- Fisnik Abrashi, AP. "Karzai acknowledges meetings with Taliban" — , April 6, 2007
EU lawyer warns about war crimes in Somalia
A European Union lawyer has sent a warning letter to the European Commission, warning that Ethiopian and Somalian government troops may have committed war crimes. The allegation is that under the AMISOM commander, civilians were attacked. The EU could be at risk of being seen as complicit, if it does not act to stop abuses, because it is providing funding to the Somali government.
- Xan Rice. "EU given war crime warning over Somalia aid" — , April 6, 2007
- C. Bryson Hull. "EU looks at potential war crimes by Somalia, Ethiopia" — , April 6, 2007