November 14th, 2012
01:24 AM ET

14 killed in Iraq attacks

[updated 2:25 a.m. E.T.] The death toll from a series of attacks in Iraq rose to 14 today, officials said. Car bombings in Kirkuk left nine dead and 31 wounded, police said. Another car bombing in Hilla left four dead and  nine wounded.  These attacks come after the report of a car bomb in Baghdad that left one dead and seven wounded.

[1:24 a.m. E.T.] A car bomb exploded near two hotels in central Baghdad on Wednesday leaving one person dead, police in Baghdad said.
Also seven others were wounded in the attack near the Ishtar and Palestine hotels.
Over the past years , both hotels were damaged in a number of attacks.
Last attack was in January 2010 , when both hotels were rocked by a massive explosion that caused to close them down.
Ishtar and Palestine were renovated in 2011 along with four other biggest hotels in Baghdad in preparation campaign for the Arab Summit in March 2012.




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  1. WHYNEWyorkerscanbeproudertoday

    Ayn Rand democracy does not exist anywhere in this world and never has > Violent attacks against individuals have rocketed in France, with 44,000 offences committed in October, as unofficial figures published on Monday revealed crime has risen dramatically in the country.The latest crime data, which was published in right-wing daily Le Figaro, showed the level of violent attacks shot up by nine percent in October 2012 when compared to the same month in 2011.

    November 14, 2012 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. Kindness

    That will be wonderful

    November 14, 2012 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. Kindness

    It is still a mess over there. Sending in our military really accomplished nothing but getting people killed on both sides and making others angrier at the US. I wish we would learn to leave other countries alone. Isn't this why I voted for Obama and he won the Nobel Peace Prize? Lets be nice to others.

    November 14, 2012 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    @ Kindness, i totally agree! We need to mind our own business, especially since there is so much of it that needs minding. Plenty to fix in our own country.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. ronvan

    Kindness: I am a 23yr. ret. Army Viet Nam Vet. and I totally agree with your comment!! WE, sadly, cannot seem to understand or comprehend that sending troops into these two-bit, fanatically religious, countries is NOT going to change them! I am so tired of hearing, "it is in our national security" interests. The term has become a scapegoat for approving of sending OUR military anywhere in the world! IF, our national security is truly at risk then we are in deep trouble!

    November 15, 2012 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |