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Iraq Shiite politician criticizes gov't

A suicide bomber blew himself up on the hood of a car driven by a member of Iraq’s burgeoning Sunni-dominated security forces, the latest in a series of recent attacks against the U.S.-backed militiamen, according to U.S. military and Iraqi officials. The bomber struck in downtown Baqubah, the capital of Diyala province, where Sunni insurgents began turning on one another last year. These tensions have grown as some insurgent groups, particularly the 1920 Revolution Brigades, have allied themselves with U.S. soldiers against the group al-Qaeda in Iraq. Wednesday’s blast killed four people and wounded 23, according to hospital and morgue officials. The U.S. military gave the same death toll but put the number of wounded at six. Full Story

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