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20 Dead in Northern Iraq Suicide Bombing


A suicide car bomber in northern Iraq has killed at least 20 people at the funeral of a local Kurdish official.

The blast in Tal Afar wounded 30 others taking part in the funeral procession.

In Baghdad, insurgents gunned down five Iraqi policemen at a checkpoint Sunday. And a car bomber killed four Iraqis in an attack on a U.S. military convoy.

In other developments, a new video shows a bound blond-haired man claiming to be a 63-year-old Australian national surrounded by gunmen and urging coalition forces to leave Iraq. Authorities are working to authenticate the tape.

Meanwhile, Iraqi police say five suspects arrested in the kidnapping and murder of British aid worker Margaret Hassan have admitted involvement in her death. He says they were detained early Sunday south of Baghdad.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.