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Saddam's arrest fuels insurgency

Police are increasingly the target as 40 Iraqis die in four days of violence. A series of deadly suicide bomb attacks, explosions and drive-by shootings has claimed at least 40 Iraqi lives in the four days since Saddam Hussein was captured, raising the insurgency to a new intensity. A volley of incidents yesterday saw assailants kill a policemen in the northern city of Mosul, while US forces killed three attackers as they tried to mount a drive-by shooting there. In Baghdad meanwhile, at least 10 people died yesterday when a fuel tanker exploded at a busy traffic junction in Baghdad after colliding with a minibus. Iraqi police and bystanders said it was the latest in a spate of suicide attacks, but US officers said it was a simple traffic accident. Accident or no, the grisly spectacle generated fresh anxiety in the wake of an upsurge in violence that has coincided with Saddam’s capture near his home town of Tikrit on Saturday. Full Story

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