Airport shut at end of bloody day in Iraq

(Baghdad, Iraq-AP) November 23, 2006 - At the end of a day in which attacks killed at least 160 Iraqis and wounded more than 250, comes word that Baghdad's airport is shut.

Iraq's interior ministry says no commercial flights will come or go from there until further notice.

Local authorities say at least five car bombs and a couple of mortar rounds were used in one of the deadliest attacks of the war. The target was the Shiite slum of Sadr City.

Shiites wasted little time in retaliating with mortar rounds on the holiest Sunni shrine in Baghdad. At least one person was killed. Other mortars hit the building that houses a top Sunni organization, but no one was hurt.

Posted 2:41pm by Chantelle Janelle