At least 31 dead in attacks on three Baghdad hotels
Iraqi police said suicide attackers detonated three explosives-packed cars near three Baghdad hotels, killing at least 31 people and injuring more than 80. According to the AP, two police officials said the first explosion went off at about 3:40 p.m. in the parking lot of the Sheraton Hotel, toppling high concrete blast walls protecting the site and damaging a number of buildings.
Two other explosions followed minutes later, striking near the Babylon Hotel and al-Hamra Hotel. Baghdad's top military spokesman, Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, conveyed suicide bombers were responsible for all three attacks.