Attack targets Baghdad hotel compounds, kills at least 36
“A coordinated attack of vehicle bombs on Monday ripped through the perimeters of three hotel compounds known for housing foreign journalists, destroying a nearby apartment building and leaving at least 36 people dead. “
The bombers hit the Sheraton Hotel compound, which also houses the Babylon Hotel; and the al-Hamra Hotel compound, where The Washington Post bureau is located. Security officials said at least 71 people were wounded. Three of the injured were Iraqi employees of the Post.