Posted on Apr 14, 2007
As we enter the third month of the U.S. military buildup, the devastating suicide attacks on two bridges in Baghdad and a bloody assault on a holy city undermine the Bush administration’s claims of progress in Iraq.
At least 36 people have been killed and more than 160 hurt in a suicide car bomb attack in Iraq’s holy city of Karbala, officials say.
The attacker detonated explosives at a crowded bus station in the city close to a shrine holy to Shia Muslims, at around 0915 local time (0515 GMT).
Many of the casualties were said to be women or children.