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Baghdad hit by two major attacks

At least 26 people were killed when a mosque and a police station came under attack in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. A car bomb exploded outside a Shia mosque in a Sunni district, killing at least 14 worshippers and wounding 19. A short while earlier, rebels fired mortars and then stormed a police station, killing at least 12 people – mainly police officers. Friday’s violence – coming as the city began the Islamic weekend – ends a period of relative calm in Baghdad. An Islamic website carried a statement claiming responsibility for the attacks, purportedly from al-Qaeda linked militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Full Story

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