Authorities Search for Security Failure in Iraq

Monday, October 26, 2009

Streets are blocked off today in Baghdad after two bomb blasts in Iraq's capital killed at least 155 people. The death toll includes 24 children who were leaving a daycare center.

Authorities are looking for the security failure that allowed the two truck bombs to explode on Sunday, The Associated Press reported.

“There were children killed in the swings, others who died right where they sat on the see-saws,” taxi driver Usay Ednan told The New York Times.

Ednan was at the first blast, which damaged the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works. "Why don’t the terrorists go down and attack the government sitting there in the Green Zone?" he said. "These were just people doing their jobs.”

The second bomb destroyed the Baghdad Provincial Council building, The Times reported.

No one claimed responsibility for either attack.

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