Bombing In Baghdad Kill At Least 19 People

At least 19 people were killed and 80 were wounded according to Iraqi authorities when seventeen bombs exploded Sunday within just hours of each other in Baghdad. As you know US troops have been in the area helping to protect and British troops have been there as well. The bombing happened the same day as Britain finish up its military mission in Iraq which left most of the protecting up to US troops.

bombing in baghdadThe bombing in Baghdad has many wondering if Iraq will be able to protect itself after the US withdraws its troops. Under a US-Iraqi security pact the American troops are supposed to be out of the country by the end of the year. Prime Minister al-Maliki told us that he does plan on meeting with political leaders in Iraq this month to discuss whether it would be wise to request that US troops would remain in Iraq beyond the deadline which is January 1, 2012.

The blasts Sunday were a mix of car bombs and roadside bombs and struck Shiite and Sunni neighborhoods and also Iraqi and US security forces.

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