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Suicide bombers step up role in Iraq

Suicide bomb attacks in Iraq have averaged at least one per day since the announcement of a new government in April, according to data gathered by the US military. Last week saw 23 car bombs, six of which were driven by suicide bombers, detonated throughout the country, according to Brig Gen Donald Alston, the US military’s top spokesman in Iraq. He added that six was the lowest number in the past 11 weeks. Suicide bombers on foot, while also a regular feature, accounted for a lower number of attacks, Gen Alston said. The figures confirm the increased role that suicide attacks appear to be playing in the Iraq conflict, as well as the seeming presence of a near-bottomless pool of recruits for “martyrdom operations”, in the terminology of insurgent groups. Full Story

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