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Three Dozen Children Die in Baghdad Bombings

HeadlineOct 01, 2004

The attack came hours after a series of car bombs ripped through Baghdad killing over 40 people including three dozen children. The Los Angeles Times reports the children had flooded to the scene after the first car bombing went off near a ceremony marking the opening of a new sewage center. The children were reportedly picking through the debris, waving to television cameras and talking with the U.S. troops who were giving out candy. Then a second car bomb went off. Then a third. The attacks came just two days after the Iraqi school year had begun. The BBC reported that after the car bombings, U.S. forces came in by helicopter but cared for their own wounded soldiers before the Iraqi children. Thursday’s bombing capped a deadly month for Iraqis. Agence France Press put the month’s death toll at 585.

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