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15 Slain in Bombing at Iraqi Coffee Shop - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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BAGHDAD, (AP) -A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew himself up inside a coffee shop east of Baghdad on Wednesday morning, killing 15 people and wounding 20 others, police and medical sources said.

The blast hit a restaurant in Mandali, on the Iranian border 60 miles east of Baghdad.

Elsewhere, two U.S. Marines were killed in combat operations in Anbar province, the U.S. military said.

The Marines, who died Tuesday, were assigned to Multinational Forces-West which is responsible for the sprawling, Sunni-dominated province, the statement added without giving more details.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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