Bombing Upsurge in Iraq Kills 100
Posted on Mar 29, 2007
Multiple bombings in and around Baghdad killed at least 100 people Thursday and may cast doubt upon the efficacy of the U.S.‘s “surge” strategy to crack down on violence. A double suicide attack happened at a Baghdad market, while three explosions claimed at least 40 lives earlier today in Khalis, north of the capital.
The attacks came despite a major security operation in Baghdad aimed at reducing the level of violence.
The Baghdad attack, at a market in the north-eastern al-Shaab district, occurred at about 1830 (1530GMT).
The Associated Press says that the al-Shaab area was one of the first places US and Iraqi forces concentrated their efforts to root out Shia militias under the current security plan.