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At least 33 Iraqis killed, 58 wounded in several blasts
Feb 8, 2007, 11:31 GMT

Baghdad – At least 33 Iraqis were killed and 58 wounded in a series of blasts across Iraq over a 24-hour period, sources said Thursday.

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Meanwhile, joint Iraqi and US forces stormed Thursday the Iraqi Health Ministry building, detaining Deputy Health Minister Hakem al-Zamli, ministry spokesman Kasem Allawi told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.

Joint Iraqi and US forces stormed the ministry premises, firing several gunshots in the air as they forced reception employees to remain still.

The forces broke into al-Zamli’s office and took him to some unknown place, Allawi added. It was reported that some ministry employees were also detained.

Al-Zamli is known to belong to the movement led by Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

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