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Iraqi Bank Robbers Caught


Iraqi police have arrested at least two suspects Thursday and recovered millions of dollars from a bank robbery that left eight guards dead.

Officials in Baghdad say police raided the home of an Iraqi soldier where they found the stolen money.

Reports vary as to the total amount stolen and whether all or only part was recovered. But officials say at least several million dollars have been returned to the bank.

The money was stolen from the Rafidain bank in Baghdad's Karrada district on Tuesday. Eight security guards were shot and killed during the robbery.

The heist came only two days after gunmen opened fire at a money exchange office in the same area, killing at least three people.


Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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