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Baghdad Bombings Kill 35 Children

Bombs exploded near a U.S. convoy in western Baghdad on Thursday, killing 35 children and seven adults, a hospital official said. Hours earlier, a suicide car bomb killed a U.S. soldier and two Iraqis on the capital’s outskirts.The day of violence left a total of 46 people dead and 208 wounded. The bombs in Baghdad’s al-Amel neighborhood caused the largest death toll of children in any insurgent attack since the conflict began 17 months ago. It was unclear if the bombs — which also wounded 141 people, including 10 U.S. soldiers — targeted the convoy or a ceremony marking the opening of a new sewage system that was taking place at the same time.Full Story

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