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Official kidnapped, 11 killed in Iraq attacks

Insurgents in Iraq struck again on Saturday, whisking away an Iraqi government official at gunpoint and killing at least 11 people in various bombings and ambushes, including one that again targeted foreign diplomats. Meanwhile, Iraq government officials worked furiously on a draft of a new constitution. Officials have by Monday to determine whether they need a six-month delay or will have the document completed by an August 15 deadline. The most dramatic strike Saturday took place near the Iraqi National Theater, where people from the nation’s civil community institutions were developing demands for the committee writing the constitution. A suicide car bomb killed six people, including three police officers, and wounded 26 others. Full Story

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