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Baghdad Governor Slain as Attacks in Capital Intensify

Gunmen assassinated the governor of Baghdad Province today, the highest-ranking Iraqi official slain since May, not long after insurgents detonated a huge fuel-truck bomb that killed 10 people and wounded about 60 in central Baghdad, near the main American compound and an office of the Interior Ministry. At least eight of the dead were Iraqi commandos. The governor, Ali al-Haidari, and several of his bodyguards were killed after he left his home this morning, according to the Interior Ministry. Mr. Haidari was the most senior Iraqi official assassinated since the president of the Iraqi Governing Council, Ezzedine Salim, an Islamist politician and writer, was killed by a suicide bomber on May 17.Full Story

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