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    Monday, June 25, 2007

    al Qaeda Kills Tribal leaders, sheiks.

    Police say suicide bomber kills U.S.-allied sheiks in Baghdad hotel

    Associated Press - June 25, 2007 10:03 AM ET

    BAGHDAD (AP) - A suicide bomber targeting a meeting of US-allied Sunni sheiks has struck at a hotel in central Baghdad.

    Iraqi police say at least 12 people, including four tribal leaders, were killed along with the bomber. More than 20 were wounded.

    The attack was 1 of 5 bombings across Iraq today that left at least 45 dead.

    The bombing at the Mansour Hotel took place around noon. A man wearing a belt of explosives walked into the bustling lobby, approached the group of sheiks and detonated his bomb. According to a hotel worker, the man passed three checkpoints before reaching the lobby.

    The sheiks were associated with the Anbar Salvation Council. The group has taken up arms to help drive al-Qaida in Iraq from the western province of Anbar.

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