In northern Iraq, as many as 40 people are feared to have drowned after a ferry overturned today, Tuesday, on the Tigris River.
Witnesses and relatives of the mostly Kurdish victims said rough waters capsized the barge near the town of Zakho, close to the Turkish border. Only a few bodies have been recovered, and rescuers are searching for possible survivors.
Meanwhile, the U.S. military says a car bomb blast killed four Iraqi civilians and wounded 19 people, including two American soldiers, in Baiji, north of Baghdad. In western Baghdad, a car bomb explosion injured five U.S. soldiers.
November has been one of the deadliest months in Iraq. Hundreds of Iraqis have been killed, many of them during fighting in Fallujah, and 134 U.S. troops have died.