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Growing death toll as Iraqi insurgents target state officials

As the euphoria over the election dies away, the Iraqi resistance is seeking to eliminate anyone working with the US or the interim government. And it is easy to get killed in Baghdad. A small mistake is often enough. A convoy of Kurdish officials took a wrong turning into Haifa Street yesterday, a resistance stronghold in the heart of the capital. A gun battle quickly erupted as insurgents opened fire. Soon, black smoke was rising from burning vehicles. The sound of shooting echoed across the centre of the city. By the time the fighting was over, three officials from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, part of the present government, were dead. Full Story

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