DEADLY

Suicide Bomber in Iraq

After a (relatively speaking) calm two months in Iraq, a suicide bomber killed 67 people and wounded 200 on Saturday afternoon in the deadliest attack this year. The attack raises fears that insurgents will soon take over urban centers after U.S. soldiers, scheduled to leave by June 30, depart under the security pact signed last year. The incident involving a truck filled with explosives took place hours after Iraq prime minister Nuri al-Maliki told leaders of the community, “Don’t lose heart if a breach of security occurs here or there.”