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Suicide Bomber Kills Nine North Of Baghdad


December 29, 2006 -- Iraqi police say a suicide bomber killed at least nine people north of Baghdad today.


Security officials say the attack occurred at a Shi'ite mosque in the town of Khalis, about 80 kilometers north of the capital.


Around a dozen people were wounded in the explosion, which went off just after Friday Prayers.


(AFP, AP, Reuters)

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