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Attacks kill 31 in Iraq as Sadr supporters demand US exit

At least 31 people were killed and scores wounded in attacks against Iraqi security forces and civilians as followers of a radical Shiite cleric marched in Baghdad to demand a US withdrawal. Tens of thousands of supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr marked the second anniversary Saturday of Saddam Hussein’s downfall to demand US troops leave Iraq. In the most deadly attack, a roadside bomb killed 15 Iraqi soldiers and wounded others on the main highway through Latifiyah, 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of Baghdad, a defense ministry official said. The bomb exploded at 7:30 am (0330 GMT) as a convoy of Iraqi troops passed through the town, the official said. No other details were immediately available. Full Story

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