In Iraq, at least 42 people died Thursday when a motorcycle rigged with explosives blew up near a secondhand market in Sadr City, Baghdad. At least 51 people were injured. In a separate attack in Sadr City, a bomb planted on a minibus killed five civilians and wounded 14. More than 1,650 people have been killed so far this year in Iraq, with 680 killed since the beginning of February.
Iraq Body Count estimates even a bigger number – FEBRUARY TOTAL: 930 CIVILIANS KILLED and 2,000 SINCE THE START OF THE YEAR.