Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wire: Blasts Kill 75, Wound 300 in Baghdad

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2009 -- Newswire services this morning reported that a series of explosions killed at least 75 people and wounded more than 300 in central Baghdad on Wednesday, making it the deadliest day in the Iraqi capital since U.S. troops withdrew from urban areas in June.

The blasts in the capital followed a string of attacks in Iraq this month that have claimed hundreds of lives and raised doubts about the ability of Iraqi security forces to keep the lid on violence in advance of an American withdrawal, The Associated Press said.

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(Report from newswire sources.)

Wave of Baghdad blasts kills at least 75
Series of blasts kills 75, wounds 300 in Baghdad

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