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Gunmen Kill Briton and Canadian in Ambush in Iraq

Guerrillas shot dead a British and a Canadian civilian and ambushed a convoy carrying Iraq’s public works minister in a surge of attacks around the increasingly lawless Iraqi city of Mosul on Sunday. Police and hospital officials said three Iraqi bodyguards were killed and a fourth wounded in the attack on Nesreen Barwari’s convoy. She was returning to Mosul from Iraq’s Kurdish northern areas when the convoy was attacked. Barwari was unhurt, police said. Security has deteriorated sharply in Mosul, 240 miles north of Baghdad, in recent weeks, further complicating U.S. efforts for an orderly transfer of power to Iraqis in July. Earlier this month four U.S. missionaries were shot dead in an ambush in the city. Full Story

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