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UPDATED Iraq: At Least 48 Killed, More than 125 Injured in Bomb Attack

UPDATED 1400 GMT: The death toll is now at least 48, with at least 129 wounded.

According to Al Jazeera, the suicide bomber walked up to an army recruitment centre, on the historical side of Iraq's Ministry of Defense, as hundreds queued to sign up for the military.

A witness said the bomber, "wearing an army uniform, was talking to those recruits, pretending that he was trying to get their names, so people gathered around him and he detonated his charge".

Juan Cole sets the attack in the context of the continuing failure to form a government after the 7 March elections: "The two biggest political lists said that they entertained the most severe reservations about a proposal brought to Baghdad by State Department official Jeffrey Feltman that the two attempt to find a formula for power sharing."


At least 41 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at an army recruitment centre in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Iraqi officials said at least 102 other people were wounded in the blast on Tuesday at around 7:30 a.m. (0430 GMT), when a suicide bomber detonated explosives outside the Iraqi army division headquarters in the Baab al-Muatham neighborhood of central Baghdad.

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