Blast Kills 17 in Iraq; Three Turks Kidnapped

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At least 17 Iraqis die and more than 40 are injured in a bombing in Hilla, 60 miles south of Baghdad. And three Turks are the latest victims of insurgent attacks on foreign civilians in Iraq. The Arab TV network Al-Jazeera reports that a suspected militant group is threatening to behead the captives within 72 hours unless Turkey ends support for U.S.-led operations in Iraq. NPR News reports.

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