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At Least 61 Dead in Car Bombings, Suicide Blasts in Iraq

A wave of car bombings and suicide bomb blasts ripped through the Iraqi capital and two northern communities Thursday, killing at least 61 people and wounding about 200 others. Authorities say most of the Baghdad blasts happened in quick succession in Shi'ite Muslim parts of the city shortly after nightfall, including one near a playground that killed as many as six children. There were no immediate claims of responsibility, but, the country's resurgent branch of al-Qaida is widely ...

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