Three blasts kill at least 8 in Iraq's Basra
"At least eight people were killed and dozens wounded in three explosions in Iraq's southern oil hub Basra on Wednesday, officials said.
"I was near my son's cafe when I heard an explosion and quickly came to the area. I saw people lying on the ground, blood spots on the floor. People were shocked and screaming. My son is amongst the wounded,"
said Abu Abdullah, whose son owns one of the cafes targeted in the attack, a Reuters witness at the scene said there was little structural damage as a result of the blasts.
"There are many critical cases amongst the wounded. We expect the death toll will rise,"
a hospital source in Basra said."
"Militants have been escalating their attacks as the U.S. prepares to withdraw its troops at the end of the year, showing that Iraq's government cannot control the country."
The bombs went off near three cafes all within about 500 feet (150 meters) of each other, where young people were sitting, drinking soft drinks and smoking water pipes, said Police Maj. Majid Hussein of the Basra police.
In other incidents Wednesday, two people were killed when a roadside bomb went off in the northern city of Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, local police and hospital officials said.
In Kirkuk, 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad, a 12-year-old boy and his father were killed when a bomb attached to their vehicle exploded, said Police Brig. Gen. Sarhat Qadir.
The number of civilians killed in violence in Iraq climbed sharply in October
"According to government figures, amid concerns about security after U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to pull out U.S. troops.
The Health Ministry said 161 civilians were killed in October compared to 110 in September, the number of police officers killed rose to 55 from 42 in September, while 42 soldiers died in violence compared to 33 the previous month,bombings and other attacks wounded 195 civilians, 142 police and 101 soldiers, the ministries said.
Eighty-five insurgents were killed during the month."
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,483
"As of Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at least 4,483 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count, the figure includes nine military civilians killed in action.
Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,219 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s weekly tally.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
Sgt. 1st Class David G. Robinson, 28, of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., died Oct. 25 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; assigned to the U.S. Army Support Activity, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Capt. Shawn P. T. Charles, 40, of Hickory, N.C., died Oct. 23 in San Antonio, Texas, from a non-combat related illness; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas."
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