At Least 75 Killed in Attacks Across Iraq

May 10, 2010 - 5:27 AM
This is Iraq's bloodiest day of the year so far.
Baghdad (AP) - Two car explosions and a suicide bomber have killed at least 40 people outside a textile factory, taking the day's death toll to 75, Iraq's bloodiest day of the year so far.
 
A spokesman for the Babil provincial police, Maj. Muthana Khalid, said a man with explosives strapped to his belt detonated himself Monday outside the factory in Hillah where a crowd was trying to help victims of two earlier car bombs. He said at least 135 were wounded in the triple blasts.
 
Dr. Zuhair al Khafaji, director of al-Hillah general hospital, confirmed the casualties.
 
Hillah, Babil's provincial capital, is 60 miles (95 kilometers) south of Baghdad.
 
The bombings were the latest in a series of deadly blasts and drive-by shootings in Baghdad and across the country.
 
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
 
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi police say two car bombs ripped through the city of Hillah south of Baghdad, killing at least 25 people and raising the death toll across Iraq to at least 60.
 
A spokesman for the Babil provincial police, Maj. Muthana Khalid, said 25 people were killed in Monday's bombings at Hillah, 60 miles (95 kilometers) south of Baghdad and the provincial capital of Babil.
 
The Hillah bombings were the latest in a series of deadly blasts and drive-by shootings in Baghdad and across the country that have left dozens dead.