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Judge, Lawyer on Saddam Tribunal Killed

Gunmen killed a judge and lawyer working for the tribunal that will try Saddam Hussein and members of his former regime, a day after the secret court referred five of the ousted dictator’s aides to trial for alleged crimes against humanity, officials and a relative of the slain men said Wednesday. While a tribunal official indicated the shootings may have been due to a personal dispute, one of the judge’s surviving sons disagreed. He said the two were assassinated either because they worked for the court, or because they were minority Kurds. News of the deaths came as two car bombs exploded in the capital, killing 10 Iraqi soldiers and wounding dozens of others. The first blast targeted an Iraqi army base in central Baghdad, killing six troops and wounding at least 25. A second car bomb an hour later at an army checkpoint in south Baghdad killed four soldiers, police said. Full Story

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