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Iraq Insurgents Shifting to Soft Targets

Drive-by gunmen killed two Europeans working on a water project south of the Iraqi capital Tuesday, bringing to six the number of foreign humanitarian workers cut down in shooting attacks in Iraq over the past two days. Four American missionaries also working on a water project in the northern city of Mosul were killed in a similar attack a day earlier. The twin attacks seemed to signal a shift by insurgent gunmen to so-called “soft” targets in their effort to snarl work by the U.S.-led coalition to rebuild Iraq in preparation for the American hand-over of authority to the Iraqis on June 30. Three Iraqi police officers and a translator working for the U.S. military also were gunned down Tuesday, victims of a long-running rebel campaign to kill those perceived as collaborating with the United States. Full Story

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