1. Terrorism

    86 Killed in Iraq Bombings

    A policeman stands guard at the site of bombing in Kut, 150 km (93 miles) southeast of Baghdad, August 15, 2011. Two bombs tore through a public square in the southern Iraqi city of Kut on Monday, killing at least 37 people in the worst in a string of bombings and suicide attacks across the country, officials said. REUTERS/Jaafer Abed (IRAQ - Tags: CRIME LAW)

    Jaafer Abed / Reuters

    At least 86 people were killed and over 300 were injured Monday when car and roadside bombs exploded in more than a dozen Iraqi cities in one of the deadliest days this year. In addition, at least one suicide bomber attacked a police station. The violence was worst in Kut, where two bombs killed at least 37 people. In Diyala province, seven bombs went off, while Baghdad also saw a car-bomb explosion that injured eight people. Iraqi political leaders earlier this month began debating whether to allow a small U.S. force to remain in the country after Dec. 31.

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