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Apr 24th, 2009

Summary: Back-to-back suicide bombings have killed 60 people outside the most important Shiite shrine in Baghdad, a day after the country was rocked by its most deadly violence in more than a year. The bombings, in which nearly 80 people were killed, are the latest in a series of high-profile attacks blamed on Sunni insurgents. … A new review of available evidence compiled by The Associated Press suggests that more than 110,600 Iraqis have died in violence since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

Nov 24th, 2008

Summary: A female suicide bomber blew herself up near an entrance to the U.S.-protected Green Zone and a bomb tore through a minibus carrying Iraqi government employees in separate attacks in Iraq, killing at least 20 people.