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Car Bomb Hits Iraqi Police Academy, Allawi Vows Elections on Schedule

Iraqi authorites say at least 10 people were killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a police academy south of Baghdad.

The attack in the town of Hilla Wednesday occured as Iraq's interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi insisted that the country's January 30 elections would take place as scheduled. Mr. Allawi told reporters in Baghdad that "violence, terrorists and the outlaws will not be allowed to stop the political process and destroy the country."

Hours earlier, a car bomb explosion in Baghdad's Amiriyah neighborhood killed two civilians and wounded four others.

Tuesday, insurgents shot dead Ali al-Haidari, the Baghdad provincial governor, and also carried out a suicide truck bombing at a security checkpoint that killed 10 people.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.