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Iraq Bus Attack Kills 52 Prisoners, Nine Police

A shooting and bombing attack on a bus near Baghdad has left 52 prisoners and nine policemen dead. Ministry of Justice sources say the bus was transporting prisoners from a military base in the town of Taji to Baghdad, when it was hit by roadside bombs. Gunmen then opened fire. The motive for the attack was not immediately clear but it came amid political tension, with politicians facing pressure to form a power-sharing government that can tackle a Sunni insurgency.

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