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Friday, March 30, 2007

Nearly 400 killed in Iraq bloodletting

Jay Deshmukh, AFP

Nearly 400 people have been killed over the past three days in Iraq as insurgents and sectarian militias ripped through a massive United States security crackdown concentrated around Baghdad. On Tuesday, 160 Iraqis were slaughtered in the northern town of Tal Afar, 85 in a suicide truck bombing targeting a Shi'ite crowd waiting for food supplies and 75 Sunni men shot in a brutal vengeful killing spree. Nearly 200 others were wounded in the bombing and 40 men remain missing after being dragged out of their homes at gunpoint in the shooting rampage. In Iraq's chilling sectarian conflict, many bodies are never found or taken to certification at city morgues, especially those who are kidnapped...

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