Attacks in 8 Iraq cities kill 46 ahead of summit

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | 11:49 a.m. CDT

BAGHDAD — A torrent of bombings and shootings ripped across eight Iraqi cities on Tuesday, targeting police and Shiite pilgrims and killing 46 people. The deadly wave undermined the government's hopes for stability ahead of next week's meeting of the Arab world's top leaders.