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Bomb Blast Kills At Least 14 Iraqi Police


http://gdb.rferl.org/EBD4B31F-0D93-45C8-845E-E98152A0E2C1_w203.gif --> http://gdb.rferl.org/EBD4B31F-0D93-45C8-845E-E98152A0E2C1_mw800_mh600.gif (RFE/RL) June 10, 2007 -- At least 14 Iraqi police officers were killed and dozens more injured today in a car-bomb attack on a police building north of the capital, Baghdad.


Authorities dug through the rubble for survivors of the blast, which devastated a highway directorate between Tikrit and the northern oil hub of Kirkuk.


Other bomb attacks today -- in Baghdad and at a police checkpoint northeast of the capital -- killed at least four and wounded another 15 people.


The U.S. military said today that one of its soldiers was killed early this morning by a roadside bomb near the capital.


Group Claims To Have Killed Journalist


An Iraqi militant group has claimed responsibility for the killing of Iraqi journalist Sahar al-Haidiri on June 7.


Al-Haidiri, a mother of three who worked for the independent Aswat al-Iraq news agency, was killed in the northern city of Mosul on June 7.


In an Internet statement, Ansar Al-Sunnah said al-Haidiri had "distorted the reputation of the mujahedin."


The Committee to Protect Journalists says it was "outraged" by al-Haidiri's killing.


More than 180 media workers, most of them Iraqi, have been killed in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein began in 2003.


(AP, Reuters, AFP)

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