Bombs kill 40 in Iraq despite security clampdown


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  • Wednesday, 30 Aug 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombs killed more than 40 people in Iraq on Wednesday, including 24 at a market in Baghdad, where insurgents defied a U.S.-backed security clampdown in its fourth week. 

A further 35 people were wounded in the attack on the Shorja wholesale market in central Baghdad, police said. Attacks in recent days have shattered a relative calm this past month. 

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