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Suicide bomber strikes funeral in Iraq, killing 5

BAGHDAD (AP) - Police say the attacker detonated his explosives belt at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday while mourners were gathered in a funeral tent in the Anbar province town of Khladiyah.

Police say the funeral was being held for a police officer who
was killed by a roadside bomb the night before.

One police officer says two policemen and three civilians were
killed and 13 other people wounded in the attack.

Provincial police commander Maj. Gen. Tariq Youssef has
confirmed two police officers were killed and six wounded but says he can't immediately give more information about civilian
casualties or other details.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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