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Iraqi interior minister faces criticism

Gunmen kidnapped 29 people in Baghdad on Monday, while Iraq’s latest wave of violence killed 19 people, including four Iraqi soldiers in a suicide bombing. The interior minister faced calls for his dismissal because of the worsening security crisis in Baghdad and surrounding towns, mostly blamed on sectarian conflict between Shiites and Sunnis. Gunmen in military fatigues drove to the main shopping area of Karradah in 15 vehicles and split into two groups, one going into a mobile phone shop and the other into the office next door of the Iraqi-American Chamber of Commerce, said police Lt. Thair Mahmoud. Full Story

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