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Bombers on Thursday killed at least 20 people west of Baghdad and at least 18 people in northern Iraq.

A suicide bomber attacked a meeting of tribal sheikhs in Karma, a town west of Baghdad, killing 20 people and wounding 20 others, an Interior Ministry official said.

Coalition forces were among the casualties in the attack, which authorities believe was carried out by al Qaeda in Iraq. (more…)

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By CNN

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — A female suicide bomber killed 16 people and wounded 40 Sunday when she detonated her explosives in a crowded area of central Baquba, police there said.

A woman reacts as she views the scene of a Sunday suicide bombing in Baquba.

A woman reacts as she views the scene of a Sunday suicide bombing in Baquba.


Police, women and children were among the casualties, according to the Diyala Military Operations command. (more…)

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By  Agence France Presse

A suicide attack on a military convoy killed a US-led soldier and 11 Afghans in southern Afghanistan Friday, a day after a huge operation to drive Taliban rebels from a key stronghold.

The convoy was driving through a crowded bazaar in the troubled province of Helmand when it was hit by small-arms fire and then an insurgent detonated explosives strapped to his body, officials said.

Separately, two US-led coalition troops were killed Thursday in an operation against insurgents in Helmand, the country’s main opium growing area and a tough bastion of the hardline Taliban movement. (more…)

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By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr., MUDHAFER AL-HUSAINI and ALI HAMID
Published: June 18, 2008

BAGHDAD — Explosives stowed in a minibus obliterated part of a bustling marketplace and set ablaze a crowded apartment building in the heavily Shiite Huriya district of northwest Baghdad, killing at least 51 people and wounding 75 late Tuesday afternoon, Iraqi security officials said.

There were immediate and angry calls for revenge from Shiites, a display of sectarian tensions that had been ebbing as the overall violence dropped in Iraq. The blast occurred in the heart of a neighborhood where Sunnis had been brutally driven out — and some of the current residents blamed the displaced Sunnis for the attack. (more…)

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