At least three suicide car bombs exploded in a mainly Shi’ite town north of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 40, police and hospital officials said.
The blasts in Khalis, 80 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, follow a surge in sectarian violence outside the Iraqi capital that has killed scores.
One car bomb exploded in a commercial area and a second at a major police checkpoint leading to the police headquarters and court building, police said. A third bomber attacked police patrols rushing to the scene.
“It was a scene of horror. There were charred bodies and human remains scattered about,” said a policeman.
He said up to 48 people had been killed in the blasts.
Go ahead John – walk around that town without protection. Prove your claim. If you don’t then you are nothing more than another Republican liar when it comes to this war.