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23 Die in Bakery, Mosque Attacks in Iraq

A car bomb exploded outside a Shiite mosque northeast of Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens, a police official and witnesses said, while masked men sprayed gunfire into a crowd at a bakery in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in the capital, killing 11 people, police said.The violence came as Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld made a surprise visit and said Iraqis, not Americans, must defeat the country’s insurgency. The bombing in Balad Ruz, 45 miles northeast of Baghdad, occurred as mosque services ended, killing 13 people and wounding 40, police Col. Tahseen Mohammed.Full Story

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