Blasts rip Iraq, leaving at least 63 people dead
Worst violence for Baghdad in more than year
BAGHDAD - A series of explosions ripped through Iraq’s capital yesterday, in an ominous turn for a country already reeling from a deepening political and sectarian crisis that erupted after the departure of the U.S. military. It was Baghdad’s deadliest day in more than a year. The attacks began at 6:30 a.m. and transformed the morning commute into a bloodbath. Car bombs and improvised explosives destroyed schools, markets and apartments. An ambulance packed with explosives incinerated a government office. At least 63 people were killed and 185 wounded.