Just days before more than 1,500 members of the Idaho Army National Guard prepare to leave Iraq, a wave of violence swept across the war-torn nation today.
The Associated Press reports that bombs ripped through more than a dozen Iraqi cities, killing at least 60 security forces and civilians. It was the worst attack this year. The blasts included parked car bombs, roadside bombs, a suicide bomber driving a vehicle that rammed into a police station and bombs attached to light poles.
The descriptions from the town of Kut, southeast of Baghdad were horrid:
"Police sealed off the area where human flesh was scattered on the ground and bloodstained walls were punctured by shrapnel," reported the AP.