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Rice visit…and more carnage.

Woman bomber kills 11 in Iraq in Baquba, capital of the Diyala province. Incidentally, this is the province where a major operation to clean out insurgents is underway. Unfortunately, this has been the third female bomber in three months in Baquba. With the upsurge in booby-trapped houses killing coalition and local security forces, the insurgents are not going quietly. An unannounced visit to Baghdad by Secretary Rice had her meeting PM Maliki and FM Hoshiar Zebari and praising the political process that has moved along ‘quite remarkably’, as she termed it.