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A Bloody, Devastating Day: Violence Kills 72

The laborers in Saddam Hussein’s home town of Tikrit walked toward the slow-moving car before breakfast Wednesday morning, hoping that someone inside might offer them a day’s work. Instead, the vehicle erupted in a fiery explosion that cut them down. About 40 miles north and two hours later, dozens of young men outside an army recruitment center in sleepy Hawija met a similar fate when a man ran toward them and detonated explosives he had strapped to himself. And here in the Iraqi capital, four car bombs shook the city before noon. After one of those explosions, a sniper fired on Iraqi police who arrived on the scene.Full Story

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