Frustrated Iraqis ready to take law into own hands
Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:55 AM ET
By Luke Baker
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqis have begun barricading themselves in their homes and forming neighborhood militias in an effort to fend off relentless suicide attacks, residents in the capital said on Monday.
The measures come amid waning confidence in the Iraqi police and other security forces as they struggle to get on top of the two-year-old insurgency. In the latest attack, 98 people were killed by a suicide truck bomb south of Baghdad on Saturday.
Guess we’re not really up to protecting these people, are we?