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At Least 26 Die in Iraq Suicide Bombing

Iraqi medical officials said Saturday the death toll from a suicide bombing at a cafe northeast of Baghdad had risen to at least 26.

The blast took place late Friday in the town of Balad Ruz, in Diyala province. The town is located in a predominately Kurdish Shi'ite region, about halfway between the city of Baquba and the Iranian border.

An Iraqi police official says the bomber detonated an explosives-filled belt inside a popular cafe. At least 45 people were wounded.

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