Baghdad hotel blasts puncture oil signing progress

Dozens are killed in bombings that shocked the capital, targeting popular hotels in the run-up to March 7 elections.

Three vehicle-born bombs struck hotels in Baghdad's middle-class Karrada neighborhood Monday afternoon, killing dozens but striking a massive symbolic blow hours after the world's largest oil companies signs an oil deal for one of Iraq's super-giant oil fields.[caption id="attachment_3738" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Survivors, rescue workers and media at the crater left by an exploded white mini-bus outside Baghdad\'s al-Hamra Hotel Jan. 25, 2010. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)"][/...

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