A series of coordinated bomb attacks took place in occupied-Iraq in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. midterm elections. Despite the removal from the headlines in the corporate media over 50,000 U.S. troops remain and over 100,000 private mercenaries., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Iraqi officials: Baghdad car bomb kills 8
BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqi officials say a car bomb during rush hour in Baghdad's downtown shopping district has killed eight people and wounded 24.
The blast shook buildings and windows blocks away on Thursday morning. A gray cloud of smoke hung over the blast site in the mostly Shiite neighborhood of Karradah where cars were charred and crumpled.
Police say the car exploded near a security checkpoint. Officials at nearby Ibn al-Nafis and al-Rahibat hospitals confirmed the casualties. All spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.
Associated Press footage showed blood-covered people walking away from the scene. Storefronts at several nearby shops were damaged.