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Suicide Car Bomber Kills Iraqi Policeman

A car bomber killed an Iraqi policeman and himself outside the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad on Monday, a month after a deadly bombing there. The attack, which came as the United Nations considers expanding its role in Iraq, also injured 19 people, including two Iraqi U.N. workers. The blast occurred at the entrance to a parking lot next to the U.N. compound at the Canal Hotel, scene of a devastating car bombing last month that killed about 20 people, including the U.N.’s top envoy. The powerful blast was heard throughout the city and hurled the hood of the car some 200 yards. The arm of one victim lay more than 100 yards away. “It was as if I was being pushed and thrown three meters from where I was standing,” said a passer-by, Wissam Majid, who was slightly injured. “I saw fire and smoke. I started running away and then I lost consciousness.” A U.N. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the bomber wore an explosives belt and also had a 50-pound bomb in the car. Full Story

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