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Bomb attack shows capture of Saddam Hussein has done little to weaken resistance

The suicide bomb in a white pick-up truck which exploded at the entrance to the heavily guarded headquarters of the US-led coalition in Baghdad yesterday showed how little the capture of Saddam Hussein last month has affected the level of violence in Iraq. It sent a clear message to Kofi Annan, the United Nations secretary general, that it was not safe to return to Iraq. Mr Annan is meeting Paul Bremer, the chief US civilian official in Iraq, and members of the US-selected Iraqi Governing Council in New York today to discuss a future UN role in Iraq. For once, the journalistic clich√© about an explosion ‘shaking the centre of Baghdad’ was true. The dull roar of the blast resounded around the city at 8am. A mile away, the doors and windows in The Independent’s office shook in their frames. Full Story

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