MP slams "loser" Iraqi intelligence following coordinated bomb blasts23/02/2012 12:39
ERBIL, Feb. 23 (AKnews) - The successive explosions that rocked several Iraqi provinces today prove that the Iraqi intelligence service is a "loser", incapable of public security, an MP said.
Ten of citizens were killed and wounded in blasts mainly involving car bombs across Baghdad, Nineveh, Diyala, Salahaddin, Kirkuk and Anbar provinces.
Member of the Security and Defense Committee at the House of Representatives Shuwan Mohammed Taha said the vast number of terrorist attacks over the course of one day "proved that the Iraqi security forces aren't capable of providing stability for the citizens".
The attacks also proved that the intelligence service is a "loser" and unable to prevent insurgency.
Taha believes that one of the reasons for this "failure" is that Iraq's security organizations are "monopolized by a certain political party and the other components are deprived of sharing the duty of protecting the country."
Taha's colleague in the Kurdistan Blocs Coalition Fateh Daraghayee believes insurgency has stepped up as a result of "the increasing political disputes which are impossible to resolve, serving the terrorist groups to prove their control and easily target any area they wish".
Daraghayee blamed the Iraqi government for the "deteriorating security situation", urging it to swiftly follow up the attacks "instead of letting parties incriminate each other".
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's advisor for Kurdistan affairs Adel Barwari said in the past few days the intelligence department received information that al-Qaeda militants and supporters of the fallen Baath party were mobilizing in preparation for insurgency.
He related the rise in attacks to disputes between the major political blocs - the Shiite-dominated National Alliance and the Sunni-dominated Iraqiya List.
In Baghdad alone at least 21 people were killed and 39 injured as a result of more than 10 bomb blasts.
By Fryad Mohammed
Edited by Sarbaz Saleh