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Car Bomb Explodes Outside Turkish Embassy in Baghdad

Suicide Attack Is 3rd in Past Week Against Those Allied With U.S. A car bomb exploded outside the Turkish Embassy on Tuesday, killing the suicide bomber and injuring at least two embassy staff members. It was the third car bomb attack in a week against those cooperating with U.S. forces in Iraq. Witnesses said a Volkswagen Passat racing down the street shortly before 3 p.m. crashed into a concrete barrier and blew up outside the embassy. They said the driver apparently careered out of control before the car could reach the embassy’s front gates, where a detonation would have claimed many more lives. The force of the explosion hurled shrapnel onto rooftops and left a large charred crater in the center of a busy street lined with date palms. The car’s twisted undercarriage came to rest about 50 yards away. Full Story

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