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Mass Casualties in Baghdad Blasts

Wednesday brought further tragic evidence that the surge isn’t working to secure Iraq: As many as 200 people were killed in a series of explosions in Baghdad. The worst of the bombings took place at a crowded market in the Sadriya district that was being reconstructed after a blast in February that claimed 130 lives.


BBC:

Nearly 200 people have been killed in a string of attacks in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad — the worst day of violence since a [new] U.S. security operation began.

In one of the deadliest attacks of the last four years, some 140 people were killed in a car bombing in a food market in Sadriya district.

A witness said the area had been turned into “a swimming pool of blood.”

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