Five bomb attacks kill at least 23, wound more than 100 in Iraq

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DEC 24 2009 BAGHDAD — Violence spiked in Iraq on Thursday in advance of the Shiite religious festival of Ashura, with five attacks killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 100, including a provincial council member and a high-ranking …

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