69 Killed in Baghdad

More violence on Wednesday in Baghdad: Two bombs killed at least 69 people and wounded 116 more in an outdoor market. According to CNN, “The bombings occurred in Sadr City, the largely Shiite populous swath of eastern Baghdad that has been the scene of carnage during the Iraq war. A motorcycle rigged with explosives detonated in the Mredi outdoor market in Sadr City. A few minutes later, a roadside bomb exploded near the market.” On Saturday, a truck bomb killed 80 in northern Iraq. American forces are withdrawing next week, and these attacks raise concerns about the ability of Iraqi forces to maintain order once the troops leave.