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. Herbie Lovebug

    In america, we drive car. In soviet russia, car drives you. In Iraq, all cars explode.

    May 21, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • avi

      Does Soviet Russia exist?

      Are you still in cold war mindset? Yes you drive cars in USA because your public transport is miserable.

      May 21, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • SMC

      In Soviet Russia, jokes make you

      May 21, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anti-AVI

      AVI – then stay the **** out of this country! Chances are we don't need you here.

      May 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      wow, it's not like he's wrong about the public transportation in my city lol.

      May 21, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Xosé Casas

    The consequences of an American imperialism...

    May 21, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • EverydayHuntan

      didn't happen in America, didn't care 🙂

      May 21, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      No, it's the consequence of a power hungry group trying to control and intimidate their own people to the point where they will kill them to make their point.

      May 21, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jatt123

      Didnt happen in America? its convenient for you isnt it?
      It would have been America if that guy would have got it right.
      You think you can go into other countries to shower democracy which in turn causes more than a million deaths and be safe at home?
      Its only a matter of time, like all empires Americas good days are over now! But unlike you it would hurt me when innocent civilians die in America, that does not mean I hate America any less!!
      Peace

      May 21, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • frederick lee

      You are right! Bring back Saddam. Why is it that people from 3rd world countries like yourself are so fond of dictators?

      May 21, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • murray

      Bring back Saddam? I thought he was well and truly hung!

      May 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jake

    Xosé Casas: These SOBs target innocents and you blame the US.
    That's the problem, radical islam, they target everyone, for what?
    Islam, hmmm I don't think so. But they are heores to many in the muslim world.

    May 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • avi

      Yes I blame USA. SADDAM was created by USA....

      May 21, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • jake

      Ubder Saddam life was golden? He was a bad guy too.
      I think your heroes are fighting for thier own rewards.
      Not to free the people.

      May 21, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • vgreenplanet

      Quest for domination is thier goal.When you work if one of the partner is from that part of worl,they will do whatever it takes to 'dominate' you. The dictator mindsent never goes away even in their people. God help that part of world to change.

      May 21, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. April

    Xosé Casas: Agree completely!!

    May 21, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. JACKSON

    they're animals, plain and simple. A cancer upon is all that needs to be dealt with. Kill them all, let Allah sort it out!

    May 21, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jatt123

      Kill em all??

      You see America is loosing its cause when atheists like me who believe in democracy, freedom of speech start hating America let alone the radical Islamists.

      May 21, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      isn't "hating America" just as bad as americans "hating islam" ??? that's what i don't get about this. everyone always points a finger at a nation like that nation's individuals ALL TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY agree with what's going on. at least in America, if we don't like it, we can change it in 4 years. i'm sorry, how long did people run stuff before?

      May 21, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. SMC

    Welp, it's come down to it. Iraq is no longer aloud to have roads. Only highways and sidewalks.

    May 21, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jatt123

    @frederick lee
    well no, saddam hussian was one SOB but did that gave America the right to invade IRAQ because of which more than million innocent civilians died and these are not just number I am talking about, these are people, these were lives, do you realise that?
    get your argument together and come back!

    May 21, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jake

    OMG, to say Radical Islam is bad for Islam is taboo.

    May 21, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jatt123

    Every bomb that goes off in the streets of Baghdad creates more hate against the US and the more hate it creates the more terrorists it produces which makes the US less safe.

    May 21, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary8711

      So let me see if I understand this. Muslims slaughter other Muslums and it is the US's fault. Right?

      May 21, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • jo

      you REALLY ARE stupid aren't you?

      May 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      because it's stupid to realize they blow up their own nations populace based on tribal and believe variations?

      May 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. doofus

    i swear, we should leave like everyone says we should. let them get back to blowing themselves up over variations in their culture.

    May 21, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. weener

    so let me get this straight...they hate the U.S., so they blow up their own people?? hmmm...

    May 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Tony

    Always love the smell of freedom and democracy in the morning.

    May 21, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. america88

    so militants kill IRAQI people, and not accidently cause they targeted them, but the U.S gets blamed by some on here????? what the hell????? so let me get this straight.

    for some on here, its ok for militants to kill innocent lives INTENTIONALLY and blame it on american policies, but when it happen ACCIDENTALY by Nato-american troops it makes us worse

    in war colletarel damage happens (innocent people are killed) but when it happens intentionally by these militants why is it NOT condemned by those who blame nato and US troops aswell.?

    May 21, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. america88

    so far 38 killed by militants (inocent lives) wheres the outrage by their community in that?

    May 21, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      if they speak out against the attacks guess where the next bomb will be. they know at some point america will leave, but those who kill for differences in culture will always do that.

      May 21, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Harry

    Salman Ashraf had been talking to the Taliban about fingering Pakistani military and other VIPs at diplomatic and other government events, according to a U.S.

    May 21, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
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