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After Iraq attacks, calls for militias grow

A devastating blast south of Baghdad, the latest in a series of suicide attacks aimed at undermining Iraq’s US-mentored political process, has raised the temperature between Sunni and Shiite political factions and revived dormant questions about the effectiveness of government security forces. Shiite parliamentarian Khudayr al-Khuzai called on the government Sunday to “bring back popular militias” to protect vulnerable Shiite communities. “The plans of the interior and defense ministries to impose security in Iraq have failed to stop the terrorists,” he told the National Assembly. Full Story

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