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Bombs Targeting Shi'ites Kill 18 in Iraq

Iraqi officials say bombs targeting security forces and Shi'ite pilgrims have killed at least 18 people.   The deadliest of Wednesday's attacks took place near the northern city of Tikrit, where a suicide bomber blew up a vehicle at a police checkpoint.  The blast killed at least 10 people, including two policemen.   In Baqouba, north of Baghdad, three coordinated blasts struck a group of Shi'ites observing the annual mourning period known as...

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