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Suicide barrage on Baghdad govt. compound foiled

Iraqi forces thwarted a triple suicide attack on Baghdad’s Green Zone government compound on Thursday, killing two bombers before they reached a checkpoint and capturing one alive, a U.S. military spokesman said. Police guarding the checkpoint spotted what they identified as a suicide bomber driving toward them during the morning rush hour, Brigadier General Donald Alston said. They opened fire, and the bomb went off before reaching the checkpoint. Two other bombers, strapped with explosives, then ran toward them but were gunned down. One survived and, after an Iraqi explosives expert defused his bomb, was taken into custody. Full Story

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