Baghdad Bomb 'Won't Derail Democracy'

At least 59 people, most of them young men lining up to enlist, were killed and more than 100 injured. The withdrawal of thousands of US troops from Iraq would not be halted either, US officials said. Another eight people were killed later when a fuel truck was bombed in Baghdad, the Associated Press reports. Another 44 were wounded in that attack, in which a bomb attached to a truck loaded with kerosene exploded in a Shia neighbourhood of north-eastern Baghdad. The earlier attack was the bloodiest in Iraq for months and comes as the US prepares to end combat operations there by the end of August. It also comes a day after the bloc that won the most seats in March's parliamentary election suspended talks on forming a coalition government.