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Son Of Top Iraqi Judge Found Dead

(RFE/RL) May 13, 2006 -- Iraqi police report that the son of the country's top judge and two bodyguards were found dead in Baghdad today.

The judge, Midhat al-Mahmud, who heads the Supreme Judicial Council, was himself the target of an attack in December. He survived a suicide bombing of his home.

In the past two days, two senior Sunni clerics have also been killed in targeted attacks.

In separate violence today, a U.S. soldier was killed when a roadside bomb hit his vehicle south of Baghdad, and a police officer died in an explosion at his home near Hillah.

Overnight, one Iraqi soldier was killed when two army units clashed with each other.


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