BAGHDAD (AP) _ A pet market in central Baghdad and a police
checkpoint in the northern city of Mosul are the latest
targets of extremists in Iraq.
Bomb attacks today left at least 26 people dead.
A bomb in a box normally used to carry small animals killed 13
people at an outdoor pet market at a popular weekly bazaar. Dozens
more people were wounded.
Hours later, a suicide car bomber struck a police checkpoint in
Mosul, killing three police officers and 10 civilians.
The attacks are among the deadliest in weeks and underscore
warnings by senior American commanders that extremists still pose a
threat to Iraq's fragile security.
The pet market blast is seen as particularly significant because
it dealt a blow to an increased feeling of confidence among Iraqis
about the recent calm.
In other violence, a bomb in a parked car targeted a police
patrol in a town in northern Iraq, killing one officer and wounding
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.