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Gunmen in Iraq Kill at least 17 Pipeline Workers Near Iranian Border

Authorities in Iraq say masked gunmen have shot dead at least 17 oil and gas workers -- most of them Iranian -- about 150 kilometers northeast of Baghdad.The Reuters news agency quotes a surviving worker as saying the attackers arrived Friday night outside of Muqdadiya in three cars and started shooting at workers digging a trench to extend a pipeline between Iraq and Iran. Eight other workers survived the attack and are hospitalized.There was no immediate claim of responsibility. But...

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