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U.S. Officials: Basra Bombings Carry Al Qaeda Hallmark

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U.S. Officials: Basra Bombings Carry Al Qaeda Hallmark

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U.S. Officials: Basra Bombings Carry Al Qaeda Hallmark

U.S. Officials: Basra Bombings Carry Al Qaeda Hallmark

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Residents of Basra are cleaning up and treating the wounded following the bloodiest day in the southern Iraqi city since the start of the war a year ago. Five suicide bombings left more than 70 people dead and at least 200 wounded. There's no word who carried out these attacks, but U.S officials suspect al Qaeda. Hear NPR's Emily Harris.

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