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U.S. weighs protecting foreign diplomats

The U.S. military is considering offering protection to foreign diplomats in Baghdad after al-Qaida agents killed three Arab envoys this month, the American ambassador said Thursday, Associated Press reported. “Coalition forces… are planning to look at this problem and see what could be done to fix the security for the diplomats,” Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad told reporters. “It’s very important for foreign diplomats who come here to have a sense of security.” He spoke a day after Iraq’s most feared terrorist group announced it killed two Algerian diplomats — including the country’s chief envoy in Iraq — because of their government’s ties to the United States and its crackdown on Islamic extremists. Full Story

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