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Iraqis Try Again To Form New Government

Iraqi politicians tried again Monday to end a nearly three-month deadlock over forming a new transitional government, and the death toll from well-coordinated car bombings targeting police and civilians in Saddam Hussein’s hometown and Baghdad rose to 29. Insurgents, meanwhile, launched two separate attacks aimed at Iraq’s oil industry in the north, setting fire to pumps near Kirkuk and opening fire on police guarding a convoy of tanker trucks, officials said. Two policemen were wounded and three insurgents arrested in a one-hour gunbattle over the convoy, police said.Full Story

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