Insurgent Attacks on Iraqi Workers Intensifies

A masked gunman keep civilians away from a burning Iraqi National Guard vehicle.

A masked gunman keep civilians away from a burning Iraqi National Guard vehicle following an attack in Mosul on Dec. 9. hide caption

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Insurgents in Iraq step up attacks on workers contributing to the reconstruction of the battered nation. Commanders in Iraq say the U.S. can't withdraw its troops until Iraqis are able to take responsibility for their own security. NPR's Tom Gjelten reports.

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