Wednesday, January 28

Updates From Free Iraq

Bomber Kills Three Outside Baghdad Hotel

BAGHDAD, Iraq Jan. 28 — A suicide bomber blew up a van disguised as an ambulance in front of a hotel Wednesday after speeding through a security barrier in the heart of Baghdad, killing three people including a South African and injuring 17.

Iraq becoming al-Qaeda breeding ground

BERLIN - Iraq threatens to become a breeding ground for al- Qaeda terrorists, Germany's spy chief has warned. Al-Qaeda is taking advantage of anti-American sentiment in Iraq, said August Hanning, head of Germany's BND intelligence service in a speech at a security conference in Berlin this week.