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Over 1,000 Killed In Baghdad In April

Suspected insurgents arrested in Ba'qubah (file photo) (epa) May 10, 2006 -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani says more than 1,000 people died in Baghdad in April alone.

In a statement today, Talabani said the death toll was drawn from morgue reports and said Iraqi authorities are "shocked and angry" at daily attacks that target people according to their religious or ethnic identity.

In violence today, police said 11 people were killed when gunmen opened fire on a bus in the city of Ba'qubah, north of Baghdad.

In Baghdad, police said a public relations official at the Defense Ministry was shot dead on his way to work today.

And in the northern city of Tal Afar the death toll from a May 9 suicide bombing has risen to at least 22.

(AFP, AP, Reuters)

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