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Iraq campaign suicide attack kills 25–officials



Iraqi policemen inspect the premisses of the al-Mustaqbal (The Future) newspaper in the Karrada district of Baghdad on April 2, 2013, following an attack which damaged the offices and destroyed a vehicle. Gunmen raided the offices of four independent Iraqi newspapers overnight, leaving six employees wounded and their bureaus damaged, drawing condemnation from rights groups and diplomats. AFP

BAQUBA, Iraq– A coordinated attack involving a suicide bombing on an open-air election campaign meeting in central Iraq killed 25 people on Saturday, officials said, raising an earlier toll.

A militant threw a grenade at the meeting in the restive city of Baquba, 60 kilometers (35 miles) from the Iraqi capital, before a suicide bomber blew himself up, a police colonel and a medic at the city hospital said.

At least 60 people were wounded in the attack.


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