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69 Killed in Multiple Iraq Attacks

Insurgents launched coordinated attacks at dawn Thursday against police and government buildings across Sunni Muslim areas of Iraq, killing 69 people, including three U.S. soldiers, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. The huge number of attacks could signal the beginning of a push by insurgents to torpedo next week’s transfer of sovereignty from the U.S.-led occupation authority to an interim Iraqi government. Heavy fighting was reported in Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad, in which three U.S. soldiers were killed. Attackers also targeted police stations in Ramadi and in the northern city of Mosul, where seven car bombs rocked the Iraqi Police Academy, a police station and a hospital simultaneously. A fourth attack on another police station occurred about an hour later. Full Story

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