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Last Updated: Monday, 23 May, 2005, 22:13 GMT 23:13 UK
In pictures: Iraqi violence
The body of Maj. Gen. Wael al-Rubaei, being taken to hospital
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The body of Maj Gen Wael Rubaie, director of the National Security Ministry's operations is brought to hospital after he and his driver were killed in Baghdad's Mansour district.
A blown-off vehicle door lies at the scene of a bombing
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A car bomb exploded at lunchtime outside the Habayibna restaurant in the Talibiya area of the capital.
Cars ablaze following bombing
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Officials and eyewitnesses said eight people were killed and more than 70 injured.
The scene following a restaurant bombing in Baghdad
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The wounded were taken to five city hospitals.
The scene following a restaurant bombing in Baghdad
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A recent surge in violence across Iraq is estimated to have killed more than 550 people in less than a month.
Nori Abdul Hussein, 4, lies on a hospital bed in Baghdad
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A separate attack on a mosque at Mahmoudiya, south of Baghdad, killed at least seven people. Four-year-old Nori Abdul Hussein was one of many children wounded.
A girl watches as her brothers are treated in Baghdad's Yarmouk hospital
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Nori's sister watches as he and their brother Ali, 6, are treated in Baghdad's Yarmouk hospital.
Soldier looks at debris following car bombing
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Five people died and eight were wounded in a suicide car bombing outside the town hall in Tuz Khurmatu, north of Kirkuk.
Iraqi police officer looks at debris from car bomb
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Iraqi police officers survey the damage of yet another car bomb in a month when violence has escalated.




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