Monday, September 20, 2010

Bombs kill 37, injure more than 100 in Iraq

By Janine Zacharia and Aziz AlwanMonday, September 20, 2010
BAGHDAD - Washington Post Foreign Service

Six car bombs detonated across Baghdad on Sunday and a suicide bomber blew up a car in nearby Fallujah, killing a total of 37 people and wounding more than 100 in the deadliest day of violence in Iraq since the United States announced the end of combat operations three weeks ago.

The scope of Sunday's attacks - especially a pair of simultaneous car bombings - illustrated how uncertain the security situation remains as the United States hands over more security responsibility to its Iraqi counterparts. A political void deepens each day that Iraqi leaders fail to form a new government.

Traffic snarled in parts of Baghdad as Iraqi police tightened checkpoints after the twin car bombings struck at 10 a.m. in the Mansour and Kathumya neighborhoods, killing 29 people and wounding 111, according to Iraqi security authorities.

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