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Car Bombs, Explosion Kill 16 in Iraq

Three suicide car bombs, including one that exploded near the Iraqi prime minister’s party headquarters in Baghdad, and a roadside explosion killed at least 16 people Monday as insurgents pressed their deadly campaign to disrupt national elections, which Iraq’s defense minister said could be postponed to give the Sunni minority time to participate. A car bomb exploded late Monday near a U.S.-manned checkpoint to the Green Zone, the heavily fortified area housing the U.S. Embassy and Iraqi government offices, U.S. Embassy spokesman Bob Callahan said. U.S. troops surrounded a burning sport utility vehicle at the scene. Three bodies were seen burning inside the destroyed vehicle. The nationalities of the victims were not immediately known. Full Story

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