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Samarra, Iraq (AFP) Sept 6, 2012
A bombing in northern Iraq on Thursday killed the commander of a local police anti-terror unit, security and medical officials said.
Colonel Ismail al-Juburi, commander of the anti-terror squad in the town of Al-Sharqat, was travelling to the provincial capital Tikrit when a magnetic "sticky bomb" attached to his car detonated, killing him and wounding his driver, a police lieutenant colonel and a doctor at Tikrit's main hospital said.
The attack came a day after violence in northern Iraq killed three people -- a female judicial investigator, a police sergeant and an anti-Qaeda militiaman.
Violence in Iraq is down dramatically from its peaks from 2006 to 2008, but attacks remain common -- 278 people were killed in August, according to an AFP tally based on reports from security and medical officials.
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Iraq lays foundation for Sabean cultural centre
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 6, 2012
Iraqi authorities laid the foundation stone for a cultural centre for the country's dwindling Sabean population, at a ceremony in Baghdad on Thursday. The $1.08 million project is expected to be completed by the end of the year, before Baghdad takes over as the 2013 Arab Capital of Culture. The centre's two-storey building in west Baghdad's Qadissiyah district will include a museum, a mu ... read more
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