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Suicide Blasts in Baghdad Kill 8 As Hussein Allies Are Arrested

A day after U.S. forces announced the capture of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, suicide bombers attacked two police stations in the Baghdad region and soldiers arrested several associates of Hussein’s who military officials said had been identified from documents found in his briefcase. The attacks and arrests Monday matched the expectations of U.S. military commanders, who had predicted that the seizure of Hussein would lead to a short-term spike in insurgent activity as well as information enabling the capture of loyalists of the former president. As news of the detention sank in, Baghdad residents ceased firing weapons in celebration and began debating whether Hussein would be brought to trial, whether the insurgency would weaken and whether the capture would mean a quicker end to the U.S. occupation. Full Story

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