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Bomb kills 9, wounds 30 in Baghdad

A powerful bomb exploded Friday in an outdoor market in a majority Shiite part of east Baghdad, killing at least nine people and wounding 30, police said, as Iraq’s prime minister expressed hope two key security posts could be filled within days. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki planned to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki later Friday, a day after the Iraqi leader said he may soon be ready to name the two men who will be charged with carrying out his pledge to take over security for Iraq within 18 months. Full Story

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