At least 43 people were killed on Wednesday when three car bombs exploded in close succession in central Baghdad. Nearly 90 other people were wounded.
Police say two car bombs exploded within minutes of each other at a major bus station (al-Nahda) that services cities in mainly Shi'ite southern Iraq. A short time later, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside a nearby hospital as the wounded were arriving for treatment.
Iraqi officials say four suspects have been detained in connection with the attacks.
Also today, the U.S. military reported the deaths of two more American soldiers - one was killed on Monday, the other on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, political leaders resumed negotiations to try to hammer-out a draft constitution. Negotiators took a one-day break after missing Monday's draft deadline. Parliament has voted an extension until midnight August 22nd.