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Baghdad bomb attacks as Sudan closes embassy

Two policemen were killed here after Khartoum said it was closing its embassy because of threats by Al-Qaeda in Iraq to kill five Sudanese hostages. In two separate bomb attacks in Baghdad, two policemen were killed and six wounded, four of them police commandos. Two civilians were also hurt, an interior ministry official said. Sudan announced it would immediately close its embassy in Baghdad and withdraw its diplomats after Al-Qaeda in Iraq, the group controlled by Iraq’s most-wanted man, Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Thursday claimed the kidnapping of five Sudanese, including a diplomat, in an Internet statement. It gave Khartoum 48 hours to break off diplomatic relations with Baghdad, close its embassy and “withdraw all its representatives” in Iraq. Full Story

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