Iraqi officials are attributing the deaths of 29 people in Duwailiya, in Diyala province north of Baghdad, to al-Qaida militants who disguised themselves in military uniforms and surrounded the village before opening fire Tuesday on men, women and children. This latest report follows other news of widespread violence as the U.S. troop “surge” continues.


In Baghdad at least 10 people, including four soldiers, were killed in a suicide car bomb targeting an Iraqi army convoy passing through Zayouna district.

Another car bomb exploded near the Iranian embassy in central Baghdad, killing four people.

The attacks came as funerals were being held for victims of Monday’s massive lorry bombing in Kirkuk in northern Iraq.

At least 85 people were killed and more than 180 wounded.

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