Iraq - Car Bombs in Baghdad kill at least 127 and 448 wounded
Earlier this year, U.S. Forces moved out of urban areas in Iraq and handed over responsibility to Iraqi Security Forces. Tuesday morning Iraqi Security Forces were tested once again.
In a co-ordinated attack on the Iraqi Labour Mininstry, a court complex and a new site of the Iraqi Defence Ministry at least 127 were killed and 498 wounded.
As the United States ventures into a counter-insurgency surge in Afghanistan, Iraqi insurgents are testing the resolve of the Iraqi government.
Is this a co-ordinated attempt to delay the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq?
A co-ordinated series of bomb blasts on Tuesday left at least 103 people dead and more than 197 wounded in Baghdad.
Three car bombs went off within minutes of each other, hitting the Iraqi Labour Ministry, a court complex and the new site of the Iraqi Finance Ministry.
The previous finance building was destroyed in August by an explosion.
Earlier, a suicide bomber hit a police patrol in southern Baghdad, killing three police officers and a civilian.
Tuesday's bombings were the worst round of violence since 155 people were killed in twin suicide car bombings on Oct. 25 outside the Baghdad administration offices.