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Blast in Baghdad as Arab summit opens

A large blast rocked central Baghdad near the Iranian embassy on the outskirts of the Iraqi capital’s heavily-fortified Green Zone as a landmark Arab summit opened Thursday, an AFP journalist said. The blast was heard at around 1:40 pm (1040 GMT) and took place in the Salhiyeh neighbourhood of central Baghdad. As smoke billowed into…

Five killed in Baghdad rocket attacks

BAGHDAD — Three members of the same family and two other people were killed in violence in the capital and northern Iraq on Sunday, including a string of Baghdad rocket attacks, a security official said. In the deadliest incident, gunmen wearing police uniforms stormed a family home in the Bayaa…