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Toll from Jordan Embassy Bomb in Iraq Now 17 Dead

The death toll from Thursday’s truck bomb attack on the Jordanian embassy in Baghdad has risen to 17, a hospital official said on Friday. Khaled Fajr, in charge of the morgue at the hospital in the Iskan district near the embassy, said two wounded Iraqi policeman had died overnight, and another four bodies which had been removed from the scene had been found. Previously 11 people were reported to have been killed and more than 60 wounded in the blast, which the U.S. commander in Iraq said was the work of “professional terrorists.” No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred a week after Jordan gave asylum to two daughters of Saddam Hussein, angering many Iraqis. Full Story

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