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Suicide Attack South of Baghdad Kills More Than 100

In the deadliest single attack since the fall of Saddam Hussein, a car bomb kills at least 115 people and wounds more than 130. The suicide bomber struck as prospective members of the country's police and national guard lined up for physical exams in the city of Hilla, south of Baghdad.

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Anthony Kuhn is NPR's correspondent based in Seoul, South Korea, reporting on the Korean Peninsula, Japan, and the great diversity of Asia's countries and cultures. Before moving to Seoul in 2018, he traveled to the region to cover major stories including the North Korean nuclear crisis and the Fukushima earthquake and nuclear disaster.