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Iraq Blast Targets Army Recruits in Baquba

By David Edwards
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 7:15 EDT
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(AP) Iraqi and U.S. officials confirm dozens of people were killed or injured when a pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up near a crowd of Army recruits in Baqouba.

Ambulances, sirens blaring, head for the hospital in Baqouba, Iraq. Police say more than two dozen people died when two suicide bombers set off their explosives in a crowd of Army recruits. The bodies are taken to a morgue where family come to claim them — their grief apparent. One official says almost four dozen people were injured. Army officials were on hand to help hospital staffers care for the wounded. The Diyala province remains one of the last violent areas in Iraq after offensives against extremists in the south, Baghdad’s Sadr City and Mosul in the north.

This video is from The Associated Press, broadcast July 15, 2008.



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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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