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Triple Car Bombing in Iraq Disrupts Drop-off in Violence

In southern Iraq on Wednesday, a triple car bomb killed as many as 41 people and wounded at least 150, the worst bombing in four months. Damien Cave of the New York Times provides an update from Baghdad.

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  • GWEN IFILL:

    Bombings in two countries. We start with a report on the latest attacks in Iraq. I spoke earlier this evening with Damien Cave of the New York Times in Baghdad.

    Damien, the last time we spoke, it was about how violence in Iraq seemed to be on the decline. Now we're hearing about these attacks in Amarah, the bloodiest in months. What happened?

  • DAMIEN CAVE, New York Times:

    Well, in this case, there was at least three car bombs that exploded in quick succession in a city in Maysan province south of Baghdad. It was a pretty coordinated attack that killed quite a few people and wounded dozens more.