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Bombings Cripple More Than Civilians

When two suicide bombers blew themselves up inside the offices of the two main Kurdish political parties Sunday, they not only killed scores of civilians but further crippled Iraq’s move toward self-governance. The violence seems certain to reduce the already slim chances of Iraqi elections before July and could even delay those scheduled for early 2005 — complicating U.S. efforts to turn over power to an interim government that could be regarded as legitimate. In addition, it could strengthen Kurdish groups that want to break away from the rest of the country. After months of primarily targeting U.S. forces and members of the Iraqi police, the insurgents appeared to be targeting potential members of an independent Iraqi government, including the Kurdish political parties that dominate northern Iraq, analysts said. Full Story

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