February 17th, 2013
03:47 AM ET

Series of car bombs claim more than a dozen lives in Iraq

[Updated 8:06 a.m. ET] At least 21 people were killed and 125 others were wounded in six car bombs and three roadside bombs across Baghdad, police officials say.  Most of the attacks were in Shiite neighborhoods.

[Updated at 4:48 a.m. ET] The death toll and the number of car bomb explosions have both gone up. Authorities now say at least 15 people were killed and 80 others wounded in six car bomb explosions that mostly targeted outdoor markets in Shiite neighborhoods. Here is our story.

[Posted at 3:47 a.m. ET] At least eight people were killed and 45 others wounded when three car bombs exploded in Sadr City, an area in eastern Baghdad, police said.

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  1. Hamsta

    Yep, pull the troops out, let's embolden Al Quaeda. Obama's dad should have pulled out early and let him drip down his leg.

    February 17, 2013 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Are you a proponent of eternal occupation by the United States? Really?
      I am certain there are some that wish your father had pulled out, also.

      February 17, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Yep, ten years on with the mess Bush cartel made of this world and played havoc with this country of ours.
    Let our troops be there for another hundred years as that almost criminally insane Cheney said.

    February 17, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      This is why Cheney has an international warrant out for his arrest for crimes against humanity, along with Bush.

      February 17, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    That is what Al-Qaeda would want and badly. Seeing as how self destructive our policies have been and continue giving them the chance to kill more of our soldiers on that land.

    February 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It is quite easy for others to wish eternal occupation of other countries when it not their children paying the ultimate price.

      February 17, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Thousands of American lives lost, thousands more scarred for life, suicides, trillions of dollars wasted, regions turned hostile to America. Al-Qaeda strengthened and expanded.

    February 17, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      A fact lost on armchair generals; they have no problem letting other people's children die.

      February 17, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    "Bring them on"
    "Mission accomplished"

    February 17, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    A congressional study finds at least 273000 brain injuries among our soldiers and almost 2000 amputees.

    February 17, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Hope to God president Obama doesn't travel the Bush insanity road .
    Good day all.

    February 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. wartever

    They could do farm wagon bombs, but nobody has any horses over there. Cheap gas, cheap fertilizer, cheap black market explosives, what more could they want? Horses? Naw.

    February 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    @ banasy, lol word! Mr poster child for abortion!

    February 17, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Yep @ banasy as well as futile! As pig headed as he is im starting to question of whether his mother mated with farm animals!

    February 17, 2013 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ronvan

    YAWN!!! Same things, different days! These "peoples?" are committed in killing each other! Doesn't matter why, could be over an orange instead of an apple! Just get EVERYONE home, NOW!!!

    February 18, 2013 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  12. Scottish Mama

    I think if congress was really interested in justice in Benghazi maybe they should also be interested in Iraq. Let us open that can of worms and see if we can find out if Bush, Cheney and administration are at fault for not saving the American Boys because they wanted to make money. GOP hypocrisy and contrary justice, 2014 and riding them out on a rail cannot come soon enough. Teaparty is in the leaves, at the bottom of the cup.

    February 18, 2013 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  13. Scottish Mama

    They will not let me post dang.

    February 18, 2013 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |