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2/26/2006 World News: Iraq Bomb Blast Kills At Least Two South of Baghdad


Iraq: Iraqi police say a bomb has exploded on a bus south of the capital, Baghdad, killing at least two people.
Authorities say the device blew up early today (Sunday) as passengers were boarding a bus at a main station in Hillah, about 95 kilometers south of Baghdad.
Meanwhile, the U.S. military says two American soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb attack in western Baghdad.
The violence came as an extraordinary daylight curfew was lifted in three provinces following the bombing of a Shi'ite shrine Wednesday that sparked a wave of deadly sectarian violence.

Afghan Prison: Officials in Afghanistan say Taleban, al-Qaida and hundreds of other inmates at a high-security prison in Kabul have taken control of a prison block after clashing with security guards." hspace=2 src="/lao/images/ap_afghan_prison_26feb06_eng_195.jpg" width=210 align=right vspace=2 border=0>
Prison officials say the riot erupted Saturday night after a group of prisoners seized control of a women's wing of the Pul-e-Charkhi prison. Officials say at least 13 hundred prisoners were involved in the riot.
Shots were heard at the prison Saturday and early today (Sunday). Authorities say no guards were hurt, but several prisoners were injured.

Yemen-Al-Qaida: Yemen says three al-Qaida militants who escaped from a Yemeni prison have surrendered to authorities.
The al-Qaida militants were among 23 inmates who escaped from a Sanaa jail early this month.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh told the "al-Hayat" Arabic-language newspaper in an interview published today (Sunday) that security forces were in contact with the other fugitives and negotiating their surrender.

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