24 killed, dozens hurt in string of attacks across Iraq
At least 24 people were killed and more than 60 wounded on Saturday in a string of attacks across Iraq, most of them in Baghdad where a massive security crackdown by Iraqi and US troops entered its fourth day, security officials said.
Attacks Rip Through Baghdad Amid Security Crackdown...
Associated Press SINAN SALAHEDDIN June 17, 2006 at 08:35 AM
A series of explosions struck commercial areas in Baghdad within hours Saturday, killing at least 17 people and dealing a blow to a huge government operation to secure the capital.
The blasts -- seven within five hours -- brought the death toll around Iraq to at least 23 people.
The bombings also wounded at least 72. A day earlier, a suspected shoe bomber blew himself up inside one of Baghdad's most prominent Shiite mosques, killing 13 people.