Car bombs and suicide attacks in Baghdad and surrounding areas killed more than 50 and injured 200 on Tuesday, the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. The car bombs exploded in a busy market near the heavily guarded Green Zone, and a suicide bomber in a truck attacked a police station in a Shiite town just south of the capital. No group has claimed credit for Tuesday’s bombings, although Iraq’s wing of al Qaeda, Islamic State of Iraq, has been ramping up attacks against Shiite targets and vowed to take back control of the country. On Thursday, gunmen and suicide bombers from Islamic State of Iraq stormed a well-guarded government building in central Baghdad.
DEADLY ANNIVERSARY Iraqi security forces following bombing in Baghdad. (Karim Kadim/AP)