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47 Killed in Violence Across Iraq, Including 2 CBS Journalists

29 May 2006

Iraqi police say insurgents killed at least 44 Iraqis, a U.S. soldier and two journalists for the American television network CBS in a wave of bombings and attacks across the country.

The deadliest attack was in a predominantly Sunni Arab neighborhood (Adhamiyah) in Baghdad, where a car bomb near an Iraqi army patrol killed 12 people. A short time later, another bomb in the area killed five more people.

A bomb attack near Khalis, south of the capital, killed 11 people.

Other attacks on civilian minibuses, and Iraqi police and coalition convoys killed 15 other Iraqis Monday.

And a roadside bomb killed two members of a CBS news crew who were traveling with a U.S. military unit in Baghdad. Correspondent Kimberly Dozier was seriously wounded by the blast. The explosion also killed an American soldier and an Iraqi contractor, and wounded six coalition troops.

Britain's Ministry of Defense says a roadside bomb killed two British soldiers late Sunday in the southern city of Basra.

Meanwhile, defense witnesses testified Monday at the trial of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants on charges of crimes against humanity.

One witness testified on behalf of Anwad al-Bandar, the chief judge who sentenced 148 Shi'ites to death following an assassination attempt against Saddam.

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