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Car bomb targets Iraqi soldiers

Monday, March 14, 2011 - 01:29

Mar 14 - A car bomb in Diyala targets Iraqi security forces as a prison riot in Tikrit leaves two inmates dead. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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A car bomb in Diyala province kills at least eight Iraqi soldiers Monday. Suspected Sunni insurgents and Shi'ite militia have stepped up assaults in recent months seeking to undermine Iraqi security forces ahead of a full U.S. military withdrawal by the end of this year. Security forces foiled a second attack and defused a car bomb parked at the scene The Diyala provincial council says 11 died and 13 were wounded in the attack. Diyala is one of few remaining provinces where large numbers of al Qaeda and other Sunni insurgents still battle Iraqi security forces. In a separate incident in Tikrit, two inmates were killed and 14 people wounded after riots broke in a prison after authorities discovered a mass escape plan. The prison itself was severely damaged. Tikrit, the home town of former leader Saddam Hussein is about 95 miles north of Baghdad. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters

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Car bomb targets Iraqi soldiers

Monday, March 14, 2011 - 01:29