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25 Killed in Bomb Spree Targeting Baghdad Cops

25 killed in attack that hit even an al-Sadr-controlled Shiite neighborhood

(Newser) - A slew of bombings targeted Iraqi police in Baghdad this morning, including blasts by two suicide bombers who tried to ram their vehicles through police station gates. Iraqi officials said 25 people died and dozens more were wounded in the carnage. Police are generally considered the weakest section of the... More »

195 Blackwater Shootings Bared

Guards fired first in 80% of incidents since 2005

(Newser) - Private security firm Blackwater USA has been involved in shooting incidents nearly every week since 2005, according to an investigation by the Democratic congressional staff. While Blackwater is contracted to use force only defensively, company guards used force at least 195 times, firing first 80% of the time, the report... More »

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