Four suicide bombers struck nearly simultaneously at communities of a small Kurdish sect in northwestern Iraq late Tuesday, killing at least 175 people and wounding 200 more, Iraqi military and local officials said.
Suicide bombings in a northern Iraqi town Tuesday targeted a religious minority in one of the deadliest attacks in Iraq in months.
Suicide bombers driving fuel tankers killed at least 175 people in apparently coordinated attacks in northwestern Iraq on Tuesday, the Iraqi army said, in one of the worst incidents of its kind in the four-year-old war.
Despite their opposing views on the war, soldiers Pete Hegseth and Jon Soltz have much in common, not the least of which is time spent in Iraq.
As of Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, at least 3,700 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 3,036 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Four nearly simultaneous suicide bomb attacks ripped through Yazidi communities in northwest Iraq Tuesday night, killing 175 members of the ancient religious sect and wounding 200 others, according to Iraqi military and local officials in northwest Iraq.
The White House on Tuesday denounced four suicide truck bombings in Iraq that killed at least 175 people and wounded more than 200, calling them a "barbaric" assault meant to fuel instability.
The thousands of extra US troops pumped into Iraq this year are aiding security, the US Army's former commander there said Tuesday, as yet more bloody bombings were reported in the war-torn nation.
U.S. forces launched a big offensive in Iraq with an airborne assault targeting al Qaeda guerrillas on Tuesday, part of a major new countrywide push.
At least 100 people were killed and dozens were hurt in three separate suicide bombings in northern Iraq, police said Tuesday.