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Three killed as landmine hits university bus near Saddam's hometown

A bus packed with university students was blown apart by a landmine leaving three dead near Saddam Hussein’s hometown in northern Iraq. The attack on the Tikrit university vehicle, described as “cowardly” by the US military, came as thousands of Shiite Muslims took to the streets of the southern city of Basra to support their spiritual leader’s call for elections. Across the country, Iraqi dinars bearing the image of Saddam were consigned to the history books as the US-led coalition declared the end of a three-month changeover period to introduce a new post-war currency. Full Story

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