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Bomb Kills Nine As Dust Storm Hits Baghdad

A dust storm driven by howling wind enveloped the Iraqi capital Thursday, muffling the sound of five heavy explosions, including a car bomb that killed at least nine people and wounded six — all of them passers-by, police said. The deadly blast targeted an Iraqi army patrol in Amariyah, a mostly Sunni neighborhood in west Baghdad, according to Interior Ministry Maj. Falah al-Mohammedawi. At least four other large blasts were heard but police only had details about one, a roadside bomb aimed at a police patrol in Jihad, another mostly Sunni western neighborhood. Three bystanders were hurt. Full Story

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