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Suicide Car Bomb Kills 47 at Baghdad Army Center

A suicide car bomb exploded at an Iraqi army recruitment center in Baghdad Wednesday, killing 47 people and taking the 24-hour death toll in attacks against Iraqis working with the U.S. occupation up to 100. “It was a suicide attack by a single male,” U.S. Colonel Ralph Baker told Reuters at the scene. “It was aimed strictly at Iraqis,” he said, adding that the car had been laden with 300 to 500 pounds of plastic explosives mixed with artillery shells to maximize the “kill effect.” Maj. John Frisbie said the death toll was at least 36, including the bomber, with 15 more wounded, but hospitals later said they had received 44 dead and 55 wounded. Three of the injured later died from their wounds. Full Story

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