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19 Killed In Suicide Bombing Near Baghdad

November 28, 2011

Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomber has killed at least 19 people and injured 24 outside a prison north of Baghdad.

Police and hospital officials said the suicide bomber blew up an explosives-filled minibus at the entrance to the prison in Taji, some 25 kilometers north of Baghdad.

The prison is reported to hold Al-Qaeda prisoners, among other inmates.

The attack occurred when many employees and guards were on their way to work at the prison.

It is the third major attack in about a week in Iraq.

The attacks came as U.S. troops are set to leave Iraq at the end of this year.

compiled from agency reports

Source: http://www.rferl.org/content/iraq_baghdad_suicide_bombing_prison/24404072.html

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