BAGHDAD (AP) -- On the same day that the new leader of al-Qaida in Iraq warned that "dark days soaked with blood" lie ahead for the country, three suicide bombers have struck in the northern town of Tal Afar.
Police and hospital officials in the predominantly Shiite town say at least 10 people were killed and another 120 wounded.
The attack took place during a Friday evening soccer game. At the end of the match, the first attacker detonated a car bomb in a crowd near the field's entrance. Local police say the other two bombers then set off their suicide belts in the middle of the panicked crowd.
Meanwhile, Iraqi police are reporting another car bombing outside a Shiite mosque south of Baghdad. That blast struck just after Friday prayers, wounding 20.
An insurgent umbrella group known as the Islamic State of Iraq named a new minister of war today, after his predecessor was killed in a joint U.S.-Iraqi attack on a safe house last month. He says a fresh campaign of violence has begun.