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By SAM DAGHER

Published: July 15, 2009

BAGHDAD — At least six people were killed and 25 wounded when a suicide truck bomber struck Wednesday near a police checkpoint in the city of Ramadi west of Baghdad, according to local officials. (more…)

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By ABDUL WAHEED WAFA and ALAN COWELL

Published: July 9, 2009

KABUL, Afghanistan — A huge explosion in a truck Thursday killed 24 people south of Kabul, including 16 schoolchildren, 4 policemen and 4 bystanders, local officials said, as the death toll among foreign soldiers fighting in Afghanistan rose. (more…)

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By Agence France-Presse

At least eight people were killed and 20 wounded in a suicide truck bombing in Iraq’s restive northern city of Mosul on Friday, security sources told AFP.

The explosives-laden truck ploughed into the police station in the southern part of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed al-Juburi told AFP.

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By American Free Press

HILLA, Iraq — A pickup truck bomb killed at least 10 people and wounded more than 50 on Thursday at a crowded livestock market near the Iraqi city of Hilla, police and medical officials said.

The blast in the town of Al-Medhatiaya was the worst single attack in the country since a suicide bomber killed 35 Shiite pilgrims heading to the holy city of Karbala south of Baghdad last month.

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by AFP

ISLAMABAD (AFP) — Rescue teams hunted for survivors Sunday in the ruins of Islamabad’s Marriott Hotel, where a massive truck bomb killed at least 60 people in what officials said looked like the work of Al-Qaeda.

Around 200 more were wounded in the suicide attack Saturday night in the heart of the capital, which came just hours after Pakistan’s new president gave his inaugural address to parliament and vowed to stamp out terrorism. (more…)

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