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April 18th, 2007  |  Published in etc

Car bombs kill 170 in Baghdad after PM’s pledge:

Car bombs killed nearly 170 people in Baghdad on Wednesday in the deadliest attacks in the city since U.S. and Iraqi forces launched a security crackdown aimed at halting the country’s slide into civil war.

One car bomb alone in the mainly Shi’ite Sadriya neighborhood killed 118 people and wounded 139, police said.

“The street was transformed into a swimming pool of blood,” Ahmed Hameed, a shopkeeper near the scene, told Reuters.


“a swimming pool of blood.”

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