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Bomb Kills 63 in Baghdad

Car bombs killed 63 people in Baghdad shortly after an American security patrol.

The blasts took place in the mostly Shiite neighborhood of New Baghdad. A series of three bombs were detonated in an open-air market. The first two simultaneous blasts killed 62 people and the third killed one. The explosions left 131 more injured.

The car bombs ended a calm in Baghdad attributed to news Baghdad security plans that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had called "a dazzling success," two days earlier.

Other damages included the partial collapse of a two-story building and dozens of cars going up in flames.

Read more in the Pioneer Press and the New York Times.