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Bombers kill 26 in attacks on Iraqi bridges

Truck bombs exploded on three important bridges near Baghdad on Friday, killing 26 people and damaging two of the spans in an apparent attempt by insurgents to paralyze road links to the Iraqi capital. The attacks defy efforts by the U.S. military to smash car bomb cells and are the latest in a series of attacks on infrastructure around Baghdad, where U.S. and Iraqi forces have deployed thousands more troops under a three-month-old security plan. In England, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said Iraq would need U.S. and British troops for another year or two. “I think in one or two years we will be able to recruit our own army forces and say goodbye to our friends,” the president told students in a lecture at Cambridge University. Full Story

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