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14 Are Killed in Baghdad as Insurgents Press Their Offensive

Sunni Arab insurgents continued their bloody attacks today, leaving at least 14 people dead in three separate strikes in Baghdad, as their campaign to destabilize the two-week-old Shiite-majority government intensified.The attacks included the assassinations of two high-ranking Iraqi security officers. In the Marine-led offensive near the Syrian border, two more Americans were killed and 14 were wounded when a military vehicle struck a roadside bomb Wednesday, the Second Marine Division said in a statement today. This morning, a suicide car bomber exploded his vehicle on a busy main street in the New Baghdad district, killing at least 12 civilians and wounding 80, an Interior Ministry official said. Thirteen cars were set ablaze and many shops were damaged. Full Story

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