US military warned Iraq of possible Baghdad blasts

Last Updated: Monday, December 14, 2009 - 17:13

Baghdad: The US military says it warned Iraqi officials about possible attacks in Baghdad the same day that bombers struck government sites in the country`s capital last week.

The US military said in a statement to a news agency on Monday that the information it shared with the Iraqis addressed such attacks — but that there was no "specific actionable intelligence" related to the bombings that killed 127 people.

Iraq`s Parliament is having a fourth day of hearings with security officials over breaches that allowed for Tuesday`s attacks — the third such large-scale strike in Baghdad since summer.

Abbas al-Bayati, from the parliament`s defense committee, says the hearings are held behind closed doors. Lawmakers are expected to make recommendations about security improvements.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, December 14, 2009 - 17:13
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