More than 50 killed in wave of bombings across Iraq
A wave of bombings across Iraq has killed dozens of people, in a grim indication of the strength of the insurgency two months after the U.S. military completed its withdrawal.
February 23, 2012
(WASHINGTON POST) Baghdad - The majority of attacks, which were carried out with car bombs and small arms, appeared to target security forces in the capital and other cities, authorities said. At least 52 people were killed and more than 220 people were wounded, according to death tolls provided by local security officials.
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While Thursday was not the deadliest day in Iraq since American forces completed their departure in late December, the attacks represented the most widespread operation carried out by suspected Sunni insurgents that have sought for years to topple the Shiite-led government in Baghdad.