A car bomb ripped through one of Iraq's holiest cities today, killing at least 58 Iraqis and wounding over 150 as they made their way to evening prayers. Karbala—the site of two major Shiite shrines—is a hotspot for suicide bombers, who killed 47 in an attack just two weeks ago.
Karbala residents blamed the provincial government for failing to keep Sunni insurgents at bay. "I regret that I voted for those traitors who only care about their posts, not the people who voted for them," said a clothing merchant injured in the blast. In an unrelated attack, a roadside bomb killed nine U.S. troops outside Baghdad.