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Car Bombing Kills Six in Central Baghdad

A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb Thursday outside the so-called Green Zone that houses the U.S. headquarters in Baghdad, killing five Iraqi civilians and a U.S. soldier. Twenty-five people, including two American soldiers, were injured in the blast. The bomb, hidden inside an orange-and-white Baghdad taxi, exploded outside of a three-foot-high concrete blast wall which protects a U.S. checkpoint. “There was a long line of cars. Fortunately, the blast barriers worked in this case,” said Col. John Murray of the U.S. Army’s Texas-based 1st Cavalry Division. A suicide bomber also died in the attack, the military said. Full Story

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