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Baghdad Bomb Kills 12


http://gdb.rferl.org/d2d14c18-bd3e-45dd-8d87-fe86477db5ec_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/d2d14c18-bd3e-45dd-8d87-fe86477db5ec_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) August 30, 2006 -- Iraqi police say an explosives-rigged bicycle went off today near an army recruiting center in a city south of Baghdad, killing at least 12 people and wounding 28.


A police official says a man posing as a potential army recruit planted the bicycle in the morning hours outside the recruiting center in Al-Hillah, about 95 kilometers from Baghdad.


The official says the man walked off as volunteers gathered outside to sign up for the army, and the bomb detonated.


(Reuters, AP)

Sectarian Iraq

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