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February 23rd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP February 23, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

Musayyib, Iraq: A car bomb parked near an elementary school kills three and wounds 73. Most of the injured in the town, located about 40 miles (60 kilometers) south of Baghdad, were schoolchildren.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/rapid-fire-attacks-iraq-kill-55-people-15774315

Widespread Shootings, Bombings Kill 55 Across Iraq

By LARA JAKES Associated Press

BAGHDAD February 23, 2012 (AP
 
“Bombs and deadly shootings relentlessly pounded Iraqis on Thursday, killing at least 55 people and wounding more than 225 in a widespread wave of violence the government called a “frantic attempt” by insurgents to prove the country will never be stable.Cars burned, school desks were bloodied, bandaged victims lay in hospitals and pools of blood were left with the wounded on floors of bombed businesses after the daylong series of attacks in 12 cities across Iraq….”


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