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19 Killed in Baghdad Bomb Explosion

A bomb exploded Saturday in a Shiite district of Baghdad, killing 19 people and wounding 58 on the day that Iraq’s incoming prime minister was to present his Cabinet to parliament for approval, police said. The blast occurred at about 6:30 a.m. near a food stand in Sadr City where men gather to wait for jobs as day laborers, police Maj. Hashim al-Yaser said. “It was a huge explosion,” said Mohamed Hamid, who works in a bakery in the area. “We carried many of the injured to ambulances and helped remove the bodies.” Full Story

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