Bomb-rigged cars kill dozens in Baghdad
Explosions hit busy market, government building, other sites in Iraqi capital
msnbc.com news services
BAGHDAD - At least 62 people were killed and more than 100 wounded when four or more large car bombs shook Baghdad on Tuesday, the latest high-profile blasts apparently aimed at sensitive Iraqi government buildings, police said.
The explosions rattled buildings across the capital, and undermined a fragile sense of security ahead of an auction of oilfield contracts this weekend, when executives from top oil firms will fly into town, and before an election next year.
Three people died and five were wounded in a first blast in a southern Baghdad suburb, police said.
Others were killed and wounded in at least three successive explosions in the city center half an hour later, police said.
According to Iraqiya television, the explosions occurred at a market in central Baghdad, near the Labor Ministry in northeastern Baghdad and another site in the center of the city.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
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