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Video Shows Iraq Bomber Who Killed 67

A video camera captured images of a man shaking hands with a Kurdish official seconds before blowing himself up in one of the two suicide bombings during Muslim holiday celebrations that killed 67 people. Kurds blamed Ansar al-Islam, a militant group allegedly linked to al-Qaida, for the attacks. The video shows the suicide bomber mingling with hundreds of well-wishers greeting officials of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, or PUK, on Sunday, the first day of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha. A second attacker slipped into a gathering of the Kurdish Democratic Party across town. On Monday, the two main Kurdish parties — both U.S. allies but often at odds with each other — held a joint memorial at the largest mosque in Irbil, the heartland of the Kurdish self-rule region. Full Story

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