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Car Bomb Kills at Least Seven at Baghdad Checkpoint

A suicide attacker explodes a car bomb at a U.S. checkpoint leading to the U.S. headquarters in Baghdad, killing at least one U.S. soldier and six Iraqi civilians and injuring some two dozen others. Hear NPR's Eric Westervelt.

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.