Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Car Bombs Kill 19 in Iraqi Capital

BAGHDAD (Reuters) — Twin car bombs exploded in central Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 19 people, and security forces fought off an attack inside a police station by two suicide bombers trying to free jailed insurgents.

The assaults underscored the seriousness of Iraq’s struggle with insurgents more than seven months after the last American troops left a country still grappling with political instability and sectarian tensions.

Clouds of dark smoke rose above the center of the capital where the car bombs exploded minutes apart, leaving the dead and wounded lying in the street or slumped inside a damaged minibus, witnesses and police officers said. Read More