Another victory a la Beslan, perhaps. From Reuters, with thanks to Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Insurgents detonated three car bombs near a U.S. military convoy in Baghdad on Thursday, killing 41 people, 34 of them children who were rushing to collect sweets from American troops.
In two other attacks, a suicide bomber blew up his vehicle near a U.S. checkpoint outside the capital, killing two policemen and a U.S. soldier, and a car bomb killed four people in the restive northern Iraq town of Tal Afar.
The Baghdad bombs went off as crowds gathered to celebrate the opening of a new sewage plant. It was not clear if the event or the U.S. convoy passing by was the target.
The first explosion was followed by two more that struck those who rushed to help the initial victims, residents said.
Ten U.S. soldiers were wounded in the attack, two of them seriously, the military said. Iraq’s Health Ministry confirmed 41 dead and 139 wounded, the vast majority children.