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Bomb targets Iraq's effort to build security force

Thursday’s downtown car-bombing was the latest in a string of attacks designed to sow chaos and undermine US plans for the country. Insurgents targeted recruits to Iraq’s security service – sending a warning that the path to Iraqi independence will probably become more dangerous after the June 30 hand-over of limited sovereignty. The attack came about 8:30 a.m. as more than 250 unemployed Iraqi men lined up outside an Iraqi Army recruiting center, located two miles from the US-led coalition’s “Green Zone” campus. A speeding SUV slammed into the crowd and exploded, killing at least 35 and injuring more than 100 others, according to the Iraqi Health Ministry. No US soldiers were hurt in the attack. Full Story

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