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Iraqi Defense Aide Killed; 9 Die in Baghdad Bombing

The interim governor of the southern city of Basra was fatally shot by unknown assailants Tuesday as he was heading to work. His assassination followed a confirmation by the government on Monday that a senior Defense Ministry official had been assassinated late Sunday night. Deaths from suicide bombing continued as well. On Monday morning, a tanker truck loaded with explosives blew up near a police station, killing at least nine people, the Health Ministry said. The explosion punched a giant pit into a busy commercial area, blasting away entire rows of auto repair shops and tea stalls and shattering the window panes of apartment buildings nearby. At least 62 people were wounded, according to reports from the Health Ministry on Monday afternoon.Full Story

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