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November 18, 2005
More body counts

Bombers Kill 74 at Two Mosques in Iraq

Suicide bombers killed 74 worshippers at two Shiite mosques near the Iranian border Friday, while a pair of car bombs targeting a Baghdad hotel housing Western journalists killed eight Iraqis.

Iraq suicide attacks kill dozens

A series of suicide bombings in Iraq has left dozens of people dead and about 100 injured.

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At least 74 people were killed and 80 injured when two bombs exploded in two Shia mosques in the town of Khanaqin near the Iranian border, police say.

The bombers blew themselves up while hundreds of worshippers were attending Friday prayers.

Earlier, two car bombs killed at least six people outside an interior ministry building in Baghdad.

The attacks near in the central Jadiriya district injured at least 40 people and brought down a block of flats.

A hotel used by foreigners may also have been targeted in the attack.

A nearby interior ministry detention centre has been at the centre of a detainee abuse scandal.

5 Marines Dead and 11 Hurt in an Ambush by Insurgents

The American and Iraqi troops have faced a new kind of fighter in Ubaydi, one they did not see in Husayba and Karabila, he said. "Their tactics were very good, their discipline was very good," he asserted. "It's not your average insurgents running around because they have nothing better to do."

Yeah, it's going really well in Iraq.

Posted by AnneZook at 09:23 AM


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