Saturday, July 01, 2006

BBC: Baghdad market blast kills scores

BBC NEWS reports on the latest attack in Baghdad--it doesn't seem to be getting better: "A huge explosion has ripped though a busy Baghdad market, killing at least 66 people, officials say.

About 100 others were injured in the car bomb attack in Sadr City, a Shia area frequently targeted by insurgents.

The explosion left a scene of carnage and devastation, with the dead and injured lying amid the wreckage of cars, shops and market stalls.

The new government has been battling to improve Baghdad security, and last weekend unveiled a national unity plan.

But the attack was the worst incident in the capital for weeks."


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