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The aftermath of a mortar attack in Baghdad earlier this year (epa) December 6, 2006 - Iraqi police say mortars fired in a busy commercial district in Baghdad today killed eight people and wounded 40.


Four or five bombs fell on the Midan district of Baghdad's old town.


This is the latest in a spate of such attacks across the capital.


Elsewhere in Baghdad, at least two people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up on a bus traveling through a mainly Shi'te neighborhood, Al-Sadr City. Another 12 were wounded in the attack.


The attacks came hours before the release of a U.S. bipartisan report expected to call for the United States to change its policy in Iraq.


(Reuters, AFP, AP)

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