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An Average Iraqi

An Average Iraqi is just a fictional character whose....well, fictional. I will use this character to make a comparison between him and real human beings like myself or any one else.

Location:Baghdad, Iraq

My name is Hassan Kharrufa. I am a 20 year old Iraqi student. I study civil engineering at the Department of Building and Construction at Al-Jami3a Al-Taknologia (The Tecknology Univirsity), Baghdad, Iraq.

Iraqi Bloggers BiographyUpdated November 11

Saturday, August 13, 2005

The Blast

  We knew in the morning that something was going to happen, because US patrols kept patrolling the are behind the construction site. The site is being built on higher ground than the surrounding area, although it is fenced, there is a place in the fence that has not been done, so we could see what is happening behind us. The patrols started early in the morning, the they went away, came after a couple of hours, then they went again, and the kept doing it. Late in the afternoon, we heard a big explosion from behind the site, as we ran to the low fenced are to see what was happening, I took this picture with my mobile:

  The explosion wasn't a really big one, it was probably a land mine, mostly an armor mine, which is very big, and it will be easy to bury it in the shaken sands of the deserted areas. So whoever did it, all they had to do was find the tracks made by the armor and bury the mine there. Although the explosion wasn't big, but it seems like all the dust in the are was immediately in the air, and when the dust was cleared, no one was there.

  Apart from bombed cars, and open conflict, mines are a rare way of fighting, because they aren't really useful in the city, since they can be spotted a long way away if they are not buried, and they can't be buried in the road. So only in rare cases has mines done anything to an American patrol, but in the open spaces like this, a mines destroyer come handy.

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Blogger Mad Canuck said...

Hey Hassan,

Interesting.... just be glad it wasn't your car driving over the thing that set it off - that wouldn't have been very pleasant, I'm sure!

11:01 PM  
Blogger Combat Doc said...

I don't know how many of that same type of picture I have but it's more than I care to count.

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Blogger Nancy said...

I've been reading your blog with interest. I'm glad it didn't come to an end today.

My hopes and prayers for you and your countrymen to survive this time, and to come out of it stronger and free.

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