Iraq: More than 60 die in bombing attacks
Bombs exploded Sunday in Baghdad and the northern oil center of Kirkuk, killing more than 60 people. A suicide bomber blew up a minibus at a Baghdad market on Sunday, killing at least 34 people and injuring more than 70, police said.
According to the AP, the bombing attack in the Shiite district of Sadr City happened shortly after 9 a.m., as the market was starting to get crowded, said police Lt. Kadhim al Garawi. Eight more people were killed and 20 injured when a second bomb went off two hours later at a municipal government building in Sadr City, the Iraqi army said.
In Kirkuk, a car bomb exploded at midday near a courthouse in the city market district, killing 20 and wounding more than 150, according to police Brig. Gen. Sarhat Qadir.
Hours earlier, U.S. and Iraqi army units raided homes in the same area, killing at least one civilian and arresting seven, police said.