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Suicide bomber in Iraq kills at least 24

A suicide bomber struck a busy commercial center in a major Shiite city south of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding dozens as the streets were packed with shoppers and commuters, police and hospital officials said. The blast occurred at 9 a.m. in Hillah, according to provincial police, who said the driver of the tow truck detonated his explosives in the middle of the Bab al-Mashhad district. Iraqi troops cordoned off the area while fire engines and ambulances rushed to the scene. Full Story

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