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May 5th, 2011

Summary: In the second significant attack in Iraq since the death of Osama bin Laden, a suicide car bomber crashed his vehicle into a barrier outside a police building in Hillah, Iraq, killing 20 policemen and wounding dozens more. Two days earlier a car bomb tore through a cafe in Baghdad packed with young men watching a soccer match on TV, killing at least 16 people. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 5, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that Iraq’s two largest Shiite electoral blocs announced they had formed an alliance, giving them a strong chance of forming the next government, heavily supported by neighboring Iran.