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41 Iraqis Killed in Two Car-Bomb Attacks; at Least 142 Others Are Wounded

A powerful suicide car bomb ripped into a throng of men waiting Thursday morning outside the army’s main recruiting station in the heart of the capital, killing at least 35 Iraqis and wounding at least 138, health officials said. The men were lining up to enlist in the new Iraqi army. Another car bomb exploded in front of a city council building in a village 50 miles north of Baghdad, killing six members of the Iraqi security forces and wounding four others. The car bomb in Baghdad was fashioned from a white sport utility vehicle packed with artillery shells. The attack was the deadliest in Iraq since a blast at the same recruiting station killed scores of Iraqis in February. The explosion on Thursday took place at around 9 a.m. at the edge of the former Muthana Airport, now used as a military base by Americans and Iraqis. The explosion sent a thick plume of smoke over the city skyline and scattered bodies across a four-lane road. Cars burst into flames. Bits of charred shrapnel rained from the sky. Ambulances raced to the scene, their sirens wailing. Full Story

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