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People inspect the scene of a bomb attack Baghdad, one of several explosions Thursday that struck two Shiite neighborhoods, intensifying fears that insurgents are stepping up attacks now that U.S. troops are gone. Relatives carry the coffin of Rasha Hassan, 22, before her burial in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, about 100 miles south of the capital.

People inspect the scene of a bomb attack Baghdad, one of several explosions Thursday that struck two Shiite neighborhoods, intensifying fears that insurgents are stepping up attacks now that U.S. troops are gone. Relatives carry the coffin of Rasha Hassan, 22, before her burial in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, about 100 miles south of the capital.

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