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Bomber kills 28, wounds 62 in Iraqi market

A suicide car bomber blew himself up in a crowded market in oil-rich southern Basra on Saturday, killing 28 people and wounding 62. In Baghdad, a Russian diplomat was killed and four diplomatic employees were kidnapped. Meanwhile, Iraq’s prime minister was poised to appoint ministers to run the army and police, despite lingering disagreement among Iraq’s ethnic and sectarian parties. Filling the posts is seen as a key step toward Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s plan for Iraqi forces to take control of security from U.S.-led troops in 18 months. Full Story

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