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Baghdad Bomb Kills 12

(RFE/RL) August 30, 2006 -- Iraqi police say an explosives-rigged bicycle went off today near an army recruiting center in a city south of Baghdad, killing at least 12 people and wounding 28.

A police official says a man posing as a potential army recruit planted the bicycle in the morning hours outside the recruiting center in Al-Hillah, about 95 kilometers from Baghdad.

The official says the man walked off as volunteers gathered outside to sign up for the army, and the bomb detonated.

(Reuters, AP)

Sectarian Iraq

Sectarian Iraq

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SUNNI, SHI'A: Iraq is riven along sectarian lines, faults that frequently produce violent clashes and are a constant source of tension. Sectarian concerns drive much of Iraqi politics and are the main threat to the country's fragile security environment.

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