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August 24, 2008

Dateline Iraq: Deadly Homecoming Blast Kills 25

Baghdad:

A suicide bomber killed at least 25 people celebrating the return of an Iraqi detainee from U.S. custody, Iraqi officials said Sunday night.

The blast at a tribal feast in suburban Baghdad's Abu Ghraib area was one of the deadliest attacks in recent months. It served as a grisly reminder of the carnage that insurgents can still inflict in Iraq even as violence reaches its lowest level since the war began...

The men were celebrating the release of a son of Adnan Hanoush, head of the Awakening Movement in the city, witnesses said. They said the son, Sami Hanoush, was freed from Camp Bucca, a U.S.-run detention facility, three days ago...

Instead, the man detonated a vest full of explosives, injuring at least 29 people, according to Col. Dawood al-Dulaimi, a police spokesman. He said the dead included both Sami and Adnan Hanoush and four of Sami's brothers.
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