Bombs Kill Nearly 100 In Iraq’s Deadliest Day Of 2012

Nearly one hundred people were killed, and over 200 wounded in bombs that hit 13 cities across Iraq today. The attacks come just days after the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq issued fresh threats against Baghdad’s Shiite-led government. While BBC reports that the majority of those killed were security forces, an NPR correspondent in Baghdad says that the bombs also went off in markets “killing and injuring many shoppers.”

Nina Liss-Schultz