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Baghdad District Calm After Gunbattles

Iraqi soldiers manned checkpoints and searched cars Wednesday in a Sunni Arab district of northern Baghdad after two days of clashes that erupted over rumors that Shiite militias were coming. At least 13 people were killed before clashes ended Tuesday. Stores reopened Wednesday and life started to return to normal in the Azamiyah district. Elsewhere in the capital, however, assailants went on a shooting rampage, gunning down at least six people in targeted killings, police said. Two roadside bombs exploded, killing at least two bystanders and wounding 15 people. Full Story

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