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21 Killed in Attacks on Iraqi Police Officers and U.S. Forces

In a series of attacks against U.S. forces and the Iraqi police who aid them, insurgents killed at least 21 people over a 24-hour period, American and Iraqi officials said Sunday. One U.S. soldier was among the dead. The latest burst of violence underscores the difficulties faced by American and Iraqi authorities as they prepare for a formal handover of power at the end of the month. Most Iraqis have been disappointed by what they perceive as American authorities’ failure to impose public order during more than a year of U.S.-led occupation. The violence overshadowed diplomatic and military preparations to ensure a smooth handover of power to Iraqis on June 30. Full Story

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