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Car Bombs Rock 6 Churches in Iraq

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Iraqi police say car bomb attacks at churches in Baghdad and Kirkuk have killed at least three people and wounded several others.They say the cars exploded at nearly the same time outside two churches in Kirkuk and four in Baghdad.

The blasts came shortly after Iraqi authorities adjourned the trial of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein until at least Wednesday. Saddam and some co-defendants were thrown out of court on Sunday, after Saddam's co-defendant half-brother cursed the court and was then dragged away by guards. Several defense lawyers walked out in protest.

The former Iraqi leader and seven co-defendants are accused of killing more than 140 people in the town of Dujail in 1982 after a failed assassination attempt.

Elsewhere, a suicide car bomber killed four Iraqi soldiers near Saddam's hometown of Tikrit. Another insurgent attack killed 10 people south of Baghdad.
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