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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Suicide bomber kills 55 in packed Iraq restaurant

By ROBERT H. REID, Associated Press Writer Robert H. Reid, Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD – A suicide bomber killed at least 55 people Thursday in a packed restaurant near the northern city of Kirkuk where Kurdish officials and Arab tribal leaders were trying to reconcile their differences over control of the oil-rich region. The brazen attack — the deadliest in Iraq in six months — occurred at a time of rising tension between Kurds and Arabs over oil, political power and Kirkuk...

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