Bombs kill 8 in Baghdad market

Three bombs ripped through a sprawling Baghdad market Sunday, police said, killing eight at the beginning of a Muslim religious festival and just hours after the prime minister warned of Iraq's continued danger. Police said the blasts were planted in different parts of the Shorja market in downtown Baghdad, striking as shoppers were preparing for […]

Bushra Juhi report for the Associated Press:

Three bombs ripped through a sprawling Baghdad market Sunday, police said, killing eight at the beginning of a Muslim religious festival and just hours after the prime minister warned of Iraq's continued danger.

Police said the blasts were planted in different parts of the Shorja market in downtown Baghdad, striking as shoppers were preparing for this week's Eid al-Adha feast. City health officials confirmed the casualties, and said 19 people were injured.