May 21st, 2010
01:31 PM ET

Car bomb kills 22 in Iraq

[Updated at 1:31 p.m.] A car bombing outside a coffee shop killed 22 people and wounded 53 Friday in central Iraq, police officials said.

The bomb detonated in an outdoor market, just outside the coffee shop, around 7 p.m. in the town of Khalis, about 47 miles (75 km) north of Baghdad.

Additional details were not immediately available.

[Posted at 1:24 p.m.] A car bombing outside a coffee shop killed 17 people and wounded 38 others Friday in Khalis, Iraq, police officials said.

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  1. michael

    Is the Iraqi Government completely unable to handle any security in their country? Perhaps they should just divide the nation and let the damn different groups rule themselves. If they need help they should ask for it, but then again the people over there are just stupid. I heard of an Islamic prophecy talking about near the end of days Baghdad will become consumed by fire and Bloodshed which kindov accurately describes whats been going on. Perhaps it will soon reignite

    May 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • murray

      "Perhaps they should just divide the nation..." Better yet, we should divide the nation into approximately 3 equal parts giving one part to Syria, one part to Turkey, and one part to Iran. You will be able to hear the grass grow.

      May 22, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. HHH816

    the point is that america invaded an arab country,this is not acceptable...iraqi problem should be solve through arab solution..those arab would not accept outside intervention even though it was to bring democracy or good.These matyrs sacrificing themselves just to serve a warning to america not to interfere with arabian affairs..

    May 23, 2010 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
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