Baghdad Violence Climbs as US Drawdown Nears

 

Two bombs and a rocket attack struck the Iraqi capital on Monday, just weeks before the final pullout of American forces from the country.

The explosions brought to 100 the number of people killed in the capital so far in November, up from 62 in October.

The deadliest blast – a car bomb driven by a suicide bomber – killed at least 11 people and wounded 26 others at the entrance to al-Hoot prison in north Baghdad, security officials said.

Hours later, a magnetic bomb attached to a civilian car exploded near the Baghdad International Fair Ground in central Baghdad, killing two civilians and wounding four.

A rocket slammed into the fortified Green Zone that houses the U.S. Embassy and the Iraqi government’s offices just after 4 p.m. The rocket struck in a parking lot near the city’s convention center, which houses the Iraqi parliament. No casualties were reported.

Baghdad Violence Climbs as US Drawdown Nears

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