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At least 18 dead in Iraq suicide bombing

Written by: Staff

FALLUJA, Iraq, May 3: A suicide bomber blew himself up among a crowd of men waiting to sign up to join the police force in the Iraqi city of Falluja, killing at least 18 people, doctors said today.

At least 20 people were wounded, most of them critically. No further details were immediately available.

Falluja, 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad, is a mainly Sunni Arab town and a stronghold of the insurgency against U.S. and Iraqi forces.

Insurgents have increasingly been turning their focus from U.S.

troops to Iraq's new security forces.


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