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Suicide Attacker Who Struck at U.N. Carried 2 Bombs

The bomber seemed prepared to die in any of several ways here this morning. In the trunk of his car, was one bomb. Around his waist, in the form of an explosive belt, was another. In all, one Iraqi investigator said, the man was wired to 50 or more pounds of explosives that he detonated at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of the United Nations compound, a month after another suicide bomber killed 22 people there. The powerful blast killed the bomber and an unarmed Iraqi police officer getting ready to search his car, while wounding 19 others, many of them Iraqi police officers, the United Nations said. While there is no evidence that today’s bomber had actually tried, officials here say it seems likely that he had planned to slip into the heavily fortified compound to deliver the message again that the United Nations remains a target in the guerrilla war here. Full Story

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