Frontpage words - Dec 09, 2009

Frontpage words - Dec 09, 2009

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112 killed in Baghdad attacks

by AP in Baghdad
SCMP, photo page A1 and text page A11, December 9, 2009


1. a series of car bombings struck Baghdad yesterday
- hit -

2. the ability of insurgents to strike high-profile targets
- rebels, opposed to the established authority -

3. multiple blasts
- explosions -

4. The American military had sent troops and forensic equipment
- scientific equipment -

... to help in the aftermath
- after-effects -

5. ... a suicide bomber driving a bomb-rigged ambulance
- an ambulance connected to a bomb -

6. he staggered
- walked unsteadily as when shocked -

.... through the debris
- ruins, remains -

7. the blast tore through a nearby market ...
- ruined -

... and toppled at least one building
- knocked over -

8. rescue teams tried to pull away the rubble to look for survivors
- remains (another word for debris) -

9. The bombs marked the most serious spate of violence in Baghdad since ...
- incidence, occurence -

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