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Another Iraq Series by Bill Putnam

Here is another series of graphic images documenting the aftermath of one encounter between American soldiers and Iraqi insurgents in Baghdad. It has been loaded by Putnam, who, as of today, appears to be out of action due to some kidney stones. More of Mr. Putnam's images can be seen in his gallery.

Day of Bang Bang
The car of insurgents after a chase and firefight against an American patrol in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006
Day of Bang Bang
An American soldier aims his M-4 carbine at a wounded insurgent who might have had a grenade in his hand in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. It turns out he didn't.
Day of Bang Bang
Iraqi policemen drag the body of the wounded insurgent away from the car for treatment by an American medic Jan. 26, 2006. The medic counted over a dozen bullet holes in the man's body, including his femoral artery, his lungs and heart. He lived for 90 minutes before he died on the way to hospital. Soldiers searching the car he and three other insurgents were riding in found three syringes, two empty and one full of an unknown drug. Insurgents will sometimes take drugs before fighting to make them more euphoric.
Day of Bang Bang
An Iraqi policeman asks what to do now after dragging the wounded insurgent away from a car after a short chase and gun fight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. An American medic counted over a dozen bullet holes in the man's body, including his femoral artery, his lungs and heart. He lived for 90 minutes before he died on the way to hospital. Soldiers searching the car he and three other insurgents were riding in found three syringes, two empty and one full of an unknown drug. Insurgents will sometimes take drugs before fighting to make them more euphoric.
Day of Bang Bang
A wounded insurgent grimaces as Iraqi policemen drag him further away from the car he was shot in after a short chase and gun fight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. An American medic counted over a dozen bullet holes in the man's body, including his femoral artery, his lungs and heart. He lived for 90 minutes before he died on the way to hospital. Soldiers searching the car he and three other insurgents were riding in found three syringes, two empty and one full of an unknown drug. Insurgents will sometimes take drugs before fighting to make them more euphoric. soldiers also found Iraqi Ministry of Defense identifaction cards in the insurgents' wallets giving some credence to claims by some Iraqi political groups of insurgent infiltration in the MOD and Ministry of the Interior.
Day of Bang Bang
An American medic treats a wounded insurgent after a short chase and gunfight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. The medic counted over a dozen bullet holes in the man's body, including his femoral artery, his lungs and heart. He lived for 90 minutes before he died on the way to hospital. Soldiers searching the car he and three other insurgents were riding in found three syringes, two empty and one full of an unknown drug. Insurgents will sometimes take drugs before fighting to make them more euphoric. soldiers also found Iraqi Ministry of Defense identifaction cards in the insurgents' wallets giving some credence to claims by some Iraqi political groups of insurgent infiltration in the MOD and Ministry of the Interior.
Day of Bang Bang
An American medic and his platoon sergeant talk about a wounded insurgent's state after a short chase and gunfight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. The medic counted over a dozen bullet holes in the man's body, including his femoral artery, his lungs and heart. He lived for 90 minutes before he died on the way to hospital. Soldiers searching the car he and three other insurgents were riding in found three syringes, two empty and one full of an unknown drug. Insurgents will sometimes take drugs before fighting to make them more euphoric. soldiers also found Iraqi Ministry of Defense identifaction cards in the insurgents' wallets giving some credence to claims by some Iraqi political groups of insurgent infiltration in the MOD and Ministry of the Interior.
Day of Bang Bang
An American medic, his platoon sergeant and another soldier put another dressing on a wounded insurgent after a short chase and gunfight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. The medic counted over a dozen bullet holes in the man's body, including his femoral artery, his lungs and heart. He lived for 90 minutes before he died on the way to hospital. Soldiers searching the car he and three other insurgents were riding in found three syringes, two empty and one full of an unknown drug. Insurgents will sometimes take drugs before fighting to make them more euphoric. soldiers also found Iraqi Ministry of Defense identifaction cards in the insurgents' wallets giving some credence to claims by some Iraqi political groups of insurgent infiltration in the MOD and Ministry of the Interior.

 

Day of Bang Bang
American soldiers move a dead insurgent int to a body bag after a short chase and gunfight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. The insurgents shot up an American patorl. Part of the unit chased after the car, hit it twice with their Humvee and engaged the car with four insurgents inside. Two died instantly, two were mortally wounded. Soldiers found four AK-47s, one PKM machine gun, one RPG launcher, five RPG rounds and almost 1,000 rounds of ammunition. In addition, they found three syringes -- two empty and one full of an unknowne drug, and Iraq Ministry of Defense identifacation cards in their wallets.

 

Day of Bang Bang
American soldiers move a dead insurgent int to a body bag after a short chase and gunfight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. The insurgents shot up an American patorl. Part of the unit chased after the car, hit it twice with their Humvee and engaged the car with four insurgents inside. Two died instantly, two were mortally wounded. Soldiers found four AK-47s, one PKM machine gun, one RPG launcher, five RPG rounds and almost 1,000 rounds of ammunition. In addition, they found three syringes -- two empty and one full of an unknowne drug, and Iraq Ministry of Defense identifacation cards in their wallets.

 

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