As many as 110 people were killed and at least 130 injured in the central Iraqi city of Hilla today when a bomber detonated explosives in his car, according to the Iraqi government and the U.S.-led military coalition.Yes, but how many schools opened today?
"The car bomb exploded in the middle of a marketplace,'' Health Minister Alaa Alwan said in a telephone interview from the capital, Baghdad. "Most of the people hurt were civilians.''
The suicide bomber struck at 11 a.m. local time and appeared to target a Health Ministry clinic next to the market, where a crowd of Iraqis waited outside to have medical screenings for jobs in the security services, Alwan said. The minister said 105 died and 135 were hurt; the military said in an e-mailed statement that 110 were killed and 130 injured.