Iranian Military Transport crashes with over 100 known dead. CNN reports:
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — An Iranian military transport plane has crashed near Tehran after hitting a 10-story apartment building, killing at least 110 people — most of them aboard the plane — Iranian officials and state-run media reported.
The air force C-130 — carrying more than 90 people — crashed at about 2 p.m. (1030 GMT) on Tuesday, sparking fires in the apartment building that houses military personnel and their families.
This is the second deadly military plane crash since February, 2003. At that time, 276 were killed. My prayers are with the deceased and their families, as well as with the victims of a suicide car bomb attack on an Iraqi police academy today.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Two suicide bombers detonated explosives inside Baghdad’s main police academy Tuesday, killing at least 43 people and wounding more than 70, police said. Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility for the attack, the capital’s deadliest in months.
The bombing came as Al-Jazeera aired an insurgent video claiming to have kidnapped a U.S. security consultant – the seventh Westerner abducted in Iraq since Nov. 26 – and the U.S. military reported another American soldier killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad.