Original article appeared on startribune.com on October 27, 2007. It was written by News Services.
There was a bomb that exploded in Iraq Saturday. It killed eight people and wounded 13 more. The area was mostly shiite and full of restaurants which government officials regularly dine at.
The official time of the explosion was 7:30 a.m.
The U.S. will be turning over control of an eighth Iraqi province to Iraq on Monday. The province of Karbala seems to be ready to go back into the hands of the Iraqi's. There are 18 total provinces that need to go into Iraqi control.
A group of Christian minorities were fleeing Iraq due to the violence, but now the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has promised to protect them. The government wants to stop the Christians from fleeing and is therefore going to work hard to offer them protection.