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Militants Claim to Have Killed Italians

A militant group claimed in a Web posting Thursday that two Italian women taken hostage in Iraq had been killed, a day after another group made a similar statement. Neither claim could be immediately verified.Italy cast doubt on the claims, saying the communiques could be part of a terrorism campaign through the media. “Italian intelligence services have confirmed … that they believe these claims to be completely unreliable,” Enzo Bianco, a lawmaker who heads the parliamentary commission overseeing secret services, told Italian news agencies. Full Story

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