Meanwhile in Iraq

121 Dead in Coordinated Attacks

The talk these days may be about Afghanistan, but tragedy struck Iraq on Tuesday when at least 121 people were killed and 197 wounded in a series of five coordinated car bomb attacks around Baghdad, according to Reuters. The blasts went off across the city over the course of nearly an hour, including at the Labor Ministry, a court complex, and the new Finance Ministry. The old Finance Ministry building was leveled by a bomb in August. Southern Baghdad also saw a suicide bomb attack on a police patrol earlier.