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Car Bombs Explode at Checkpoints in Iraq's Samarra

Car bombs exploded at three checkpoints on the western outskirts of Iraq's holy city of Samarra on Thursday, killing three people and wounding 41 others, a security official and locals said. Samarra in central Iraq, 125 km (80 miles) north of Baghdad, is home to a signficant Shiite shrine and has been under attack since Islamic State militants swept through most Sunni areas north of the capital in June. The three bombs before sunrise on Thursday killed a civilian and two policemen...

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