A second day of attacks against pilgrims traveling to Karbala has left scores dead or injured in the holy city. Across the country at least eight Iraqis were killed and about 85 more were wounded, either in new attacks or the Karbala bombings.
In today’s violence, at least six Iraqis were killed and 50 more were wounded, along with one U.S. soldier who was killed in southern Iraq. Also, the United States handed over 206 high-value detainees over to Iraqi authorities. Five of them, including two of Saddam’s half brothers, will be executed within a month.