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Suicide Bomber Kills 10 Outside Army Recruiting Center in Baghdad


Authorities in Iraq say a suicide attacker blew himself up among a group Iraqi army recruits in Baghdad Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding several others.

Police say the bomber mingled with a crowd of men standing outside a recruiting center before detonating his explosives belt.

Insurgents have targeted the same recruiting center several times in the past.

In another development, a number of Sunni Muslims on the committee drafting Iraq's new constitution suspended their membership - a day after two of their colleagues were assassinated in Baghdad.

Hours before Tuesday's assassinations, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said he hoped the draft constitution could be ready ahead of the August 15 deadline, if Sunni concerns could be quickly addressed.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters and AP.

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