At packed hospitals, Iraqis lament blast as bitterly familiar

Frantically dashing between hospital beds, Baghdad residents tried to track down relatives who may have died Thursday in a twin suicide blast — the deadliest attack in years. Grieving mothers, hysterical brothers and wailing children packed the halls at the Sheikh Zayed hospital, less than three kilometres (two miles) away from Tayaran Square. There, in the morning, two suicide attackers detonated their explosives in an open-air flea market where huge crowds, including day labourers, usually gather. Clusters of young men had done just that on Thursday, desperate for a day’s wages as Iraq str…

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