Double Bombing Kills 70

A double bombing at an Iraqi university, Mustansiriyah University, killed at least 70 people and wounded many more, according to BBC News. A car bomb went off first, and then a suicide bomber targeted students leaving. At least 25 other people also died in other attacks around Baghdad.  170 people were wounded and the Ministry of Higher Education has issued a plea for blood donations.

This came just after the United Nations announced its estimate of 34,400 Iraqis killed violently in 2006, nearly three times the Iraqi government’s estimate.

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