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Insurgent Violence Kills 40 in Iraq

A car bomb detonated by remote control exploded Thursday in Baghdad, killing two Iraqis but missing a U.S. military convoy as insurgent violence claimed more than 40 lives. Clashes between Iraqi police and rebels erupted along a major highway southeast of the capital. With violence on the rise after the Jan. 30 election, Iraqi officials announced they would seal the country’s borders for five days this month around a major Shiite religious holiday. Last year during the holiday, about 180 people were killed in suicide attacks at Shiite shrines.Full Story

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