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Iraqi Bomb Suspect Is Arrested

The detainee is accused of planning the Baghdad blast that killed eight on New Year’s Eve. On the same day a car bombing wreaked havoc in central Baghdad, the U.S. Army on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the New Year’s Eve bombing of a popular restaurant frequented by Westerners. The suspect was part of a group that apparently planned and carried out the car bombing to express its hatred of Westerners and loyalty to Saddam Hussein, officers said. He is the first person arrested in the case, they said. “They didn’t like Westerners, and this is the way they chose to show it,” said Lt. Col. Peter Jones, a battalion commander in the 1st Armored Division who dispatched a platoon-sized unit to capture the suspect on a side street in the bustling Karada neighborhood. Full Story

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