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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:12 PM
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"Sunnis Suspend Taking Part in Iraq Panel"
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:13 PM by GreenPartyVoter
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Sunni Muslim members on a committee drafting Iraq's new constitution suspended their participation Wednesday in the wake of a colleague's assassination, saying they need more security. A suicide bomber blew himself up outside an army recruiting center in central Baghdad, killing at least 10 people.

The suicide attacker detonated his explosives belt at the entrance to a recruiting center at Baghdad's defunct Muthanna airport, according to police and medical officials.

At least 21 people were injured, said Dr. Muhannad Jawad from Yarmouk Hospital. The recruiting center has been targeted multiple times in recent months, with a July 10 attack killing 25 and wounding 47.

The violence came a day after two Sunni Arabs helping draft the constitution - committee member Mijbil Issa and committee adviser Dhamin Hussein al-Obeidi - were gunned down as they left a restaurant in Baghdad's Karradah district. A bodyguard also was killed.

A mother holds photographs of her two slain children at the site where they and 16 others were killed last week, Wednesday, July 20, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq. Last Wednesday a suicide car bomb exploded next to U.S. troops handing out candy and toys, killing 18 children and teenagers. Wednesday the Iraqi government called for a nationwide three-minute moment of silence in memory of the victims. (AP Photo/Samir Mizban)
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