Thursday, January 05, 2006

More Freeance and Peance


KARBALA, Iraq - In one of the country’s deadliest days in months, explosions in various cities targeting Iraqis and U.S. troops claimed at least 85 lives and wounded more than 100 on Thursday.

The attacks in one of Shiite Islam’s holiest cities, Karbala, and the Sunni Arab stronghold of Ramadi raised fears of an escalation in sectarian tensions.

In Karbala, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt laced with ballbearings and a grenade, killing 50 and wounding 69 in the worst single attack in Iraq since July.