March 5, 2007
Dateline Iraq: 30 Dead in Baghdad Book DistrictThe"resounding success" as Prime Minister Maliki calls the escalation continues:
A suicide car bomber devastated Baghdad's historic booksellers' district on Monday, killing 30 people and setting shops and cars ablaze in defiance of a U.S.-backed crackdown on violence in the Iraqi capital.Meanwhile, in Southern Baghdad:
In southern Baghdad, gunmen attacked Shi'ite pilgrims heading for Kerbala for the Arbain festival on Saturday killing five and wounding 17 in two separate incidents, police said.
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