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At Least 30 Dead in Blast at Iraqi Market

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Insurgents pressing a campaign of violence against Iraq's Shi'ite Muslims struck again on Saturday, detonating a car bomb at a market on the outskirts of Baghdad, killing at least 30 people.

Hospital and security officials say nearly 40 more people were wounded in the early evening attack in a poor Shi'ite neighborhood (Nahrawan). Since Wednesday, a wave of bombings and shootings in and around Baghdad has killed more than 200 people and wounded some 600 others. Meanwhile, the U.S. military reports it has captured two key al-Qaida leaders in the northern city of Mosul. The military says the men (Taha Ibrahim Yasin Becher and Hamed Sa'eed Ismael Mustafa) directed the terrorist organization's daily operations and were responsible for numerous attacks against Iraqi and coalition forces.

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