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Bomb Kills Nine Iraqi Soldiers As US Official Visits

An Iraqi oil security commander and eight of his soldiers were killed in a bomb blast at a northern fuel pipeline, as US Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick made a surprise visit to Iraq. Rebels greeted the senior US diplomat’s arrival with three attacks around the capital Wednesday, which came one day after US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld laid down the law to Iraq’s ruling Shiite elite, warning them against corruption and purging their opponents from the security forces.Full Story

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