At least 15 killed in Baghdad as cabinet vacancies filled
Two suicide car bombs went off in a central Baghdad square Saturday, killing 22 people, including two Americans, the U.S. Embassy said.
According to The AP, Iraqi officials said some 30 people were also injured in the attack in Tahrir Square, where shops were damaged and cars were burned by the blasts.
Meanwhile, Iraqi political leaders have agreed on who will fill five vacant Cabinet ministries and one of two deputy prime minister slots, Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said Saturday.
President Jalal Talabani and his two vice presidents have signed off on the names, which will be submitted to the 275-member National Assembly for a vote Sunday, al-Jaafari told reporters.
"All the ministries have been filled and the presidential council has approved them," al-Jaafari stated. "The names will be given to the National Assembly on Sunday and you will hear the names then."