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Car Bombs Kill 22 as Gates Visits Iraq

Car bombs in Baghdad and three northern Iraqi cities killed at least 22 people and wounded more than 60 others on Wednesday, as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived for an unannounced visit with senior Iraqi officials. Taken together, the killings, including a suicide car bomb attack that killed 14 people on a crowded street in a relatively safe Baghdad neighborhood, accounted for the highest daily death toll in several weeks and served as a vicious reminder that the months-long decline in violence was not a sure harbinger of any lasting peace. None of the bombings occurred close to the defense secretary or his entourage. Full Story

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