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. confused

    it is terrible that these people are blowing up their own comrads. they are all in this thing together. they should learn to love each other and not hate. then maybe someday everyone in the middle east will be able to hold hands and then detonate their suicide vests.

    May 21, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ERIC


    May 21, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. tom

    lets remember saddam invaded kuwait!!!

    May 21, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ER

    The lands of Babylon lay in ruins and full of body parts of its citizens, invaded by the coalition of the willing of 78 countries...laying in ruins and in shame.

    May 21, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      i get this feeling body parts piled up long before america ever got involved dozens of years ago and i'm somewhat certain they will pile up long after we are gone at the hands of their own people

      May 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • murray

      Gosh, and we don't even have Saddam's acid baths to dissolve all those body part that are just laying everywhere.

      May 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Booomheadshot

    Why is it that arabs have such a fondness for blowing themselves up?

    May 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • eric

      why is it that americans are so fond of being arrogant jerks?

      May 21, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barry77


      History, mostly.

      May 22, 2010 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
    • murray


      May 22, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jen

    It did not happen in America and you dont care????? What is your only sibling was over in Iraq defending this great country??? If you cant stand behind them then pick up a gun and stand in front of them!!!!! Lets see how much you would care then. You are nothing but a coward!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. j

    As long as no Americans are killed keep the bombs coming

    May 21, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. vgreenplanet

    Some people never change or takes a life time to change them. They change by themselves,no matter what the United states does there,how good. U.S should leave them alone,let them fight among themselves. The problem then becames=they start to target interests of world everywhere to spread their radical agenda.That is what history of middle east tells us.Why is there no democracy??? . China has so much money,why can't it give a helping hand??. They are silent spectators,sure why would they waste their money and manpower??.They can invade tibet,an innocent country and sit on the heads.

    May 21, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jim

    Hey, give 'em all bombs – eventually they'll finish themselves off.

    May 21, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • murray

      On the condition that the detonators will blow if the bombs are moved more than 50 miles from the center of Baghdad or if the detonators are detached.

      May 22, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. MJ

    There has been fighting in the middle east for over 2k years and nothing is going to change that any time soon as long as people have no tolerance for anyone who believes different than they do. Liberals and Extremists aside, it is human nature to fight for your beliefs whatever they may be. The only difference is how the fighting is waged. I spent blood sweat and tears in the desert and the majority of all the people I met were just people trying to make the best life they can. The average joe person isnt out to hurt anyone it is people who crave wealth and power who will do anything to keep it or attain more of it who have brought the world to it's knees. Look back into history this is nothing new and until the world population has had enough of blood being spilt in one name or the other nothing will change except the rich will get richer and the poor will spill their blood for it.

    May 21, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. what are you thinking

    what are you thinking the

    May 21, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Franklin

    One of the biggest challenges is separating civilian and terrorist, if this keeps up, the terrorists will kill all of the civilians, then the war should get a whole lot easier. even better? They all just blow themselves up (over there of course). No more terrorists, No more war, lower number of (radical) Islamic people, Happy world 🙂 !

    May 21, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • murray

      Sounds like somebody needs a Happy Ending!

      May 22, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Franklin

    Or I say we just nuke the desert, its not helping anyone at this point, everyone over there just wants to destroy other people. really, what benefit has ANYONE of Islamic faith, or desert origin ever done for america? nothing. on that note, Louisiana and Alabama should also be purged and made into factory space. gene pool only needs so much redneck and or Islam. oil rigs can be made autonomous with enough effort.

    May 21, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Barry77

    Is it true that Muslim s e x dolls blow themselves up?

    May 22, 2010 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
    • murray

      Yes, they turn into virgin Camels.

      May 22, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Xosé Casas

    And whats the problem of radical Islam?

    May 22, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
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