Brazen Baghdad gold heist leaves trail of dead – CSMonitor.com

Brazen Baghdad gold heist leaves trail of dead – CSMonitor.com: “RPGs for a jewel heist?

Local news reports and some policemen said the attackers were armed not only with standard weapons such as assault rifles and pistols fitted with silencers, but also with rocket-propelled grenade launchers and belt-fed machine guns.

An interviewer on the Iraqiya TV channel asked Baghdad security spokesman Qassim Atta the question that was on everyone’s mind Tuesday afternoon: ‘How did they manage to stage this operation at midday and get through all these checkpoints and security procedures in Baghdad?'”

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