Insurgents sabotage Baghdad, Basra fiber link
Associated Press (July 19, 2005)
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Insurgents sabotaged a fiber optics cable connecting Baghdad with southern Basra, telecommunication officials said Tuesday.
The attack occurred Monday night in the Rusmaiya area, 15 kilometers (9 miles) south of Baghdad.
All phone communications between Baghdad and most of southern Iraq were cut off due to the attack, said Karim al-Tamim, head of Wasit Province Communication services.
Al-Tamim said the fiber optic cable was expected to be repaired within a couple of days.
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