From Baghdad, earlier today, via the Sun-Times:Suicide car bomb kills children, U.S. soldier:
"A suicide car bomber sped up to American soldiers distributing candy to children and detonated his explosives Wednesday, killing up to 27 other people, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. One U.S. soldier and about a dozen children were among the dead.
At Kindi hospital, where many of the dead and injured were taken, one distraught woman swathed in black sat cross-legged outside the operating room. 'May God curse the mujahedeen and their leader,' she cried as she pounded her own head in grief.
Hospitals and police said between 11 and 13 children were killed. Authorities scrambled to compile a count of the dead and injured.
'The explosion was mainly on the children,' resident Abbas Ali Jassim said."