Thursday, January 18, 2007


Over there:

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 17 people were killed and 47 wounded in car bombings in Baghdad on Thursday as insurgents staged a fresh series of attacks in a bloody week in the Iraqi capital.

Three bombs in quick succession killed at least 10 people and wounded 30 in a wholesale vegetable market in the violent southern district of Dora, police said.

"There is no mercy anymore, the people here just want to work," Mohammed Ali Kazim, a vegetable seller in the market, shouted angrily.

"They have followed us to this poor place. People here are Sunnis, Shi'ites and Christians and they just want to live."

Earlier, a car bomb in Saadoun Street, a commercial thoroughfare in the city center, killed four people and wounded 10. A fifth car bomb exploded in eastern Baghdad killed three and wounded seven.