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6/05/2006 World News:  Iraq Gunmen Kidnap 50 People in Baghdad


Iraq: Iraqi officials say gunmen in police uniforms have abducted 50 employees of various Baghdad transportation companies.
Officials say the gunmen carried out what appeared to be a coordinated operation today (Monday) along a Baghdad street where several companies offering transport to Syria and Jordan operate.
No other details were immediately available.
In another development, the trial of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants accused of crimes against humanity resumed today (Monday) in Baghdad.

Gaza Blast: Palestinian officials say a powerful blast that ripped through a house in a northern Gaza refugee camp today (Monday) killed a member of the Hamas militant group.
The cause of the explosion is not clear. An Israeli military spokesman says the Israeli army was not involved.
The explosion in the Jebaliya refugee camp killed Ahmed Sari and wounded his eight-year-old child and another person.
Blasts caused by careless handling of explosives have killed scores of Palestinians. Israeli forces frequently carry out airstrikes aimed at suspected militants, but they usually acknowledge their role in such actions.

Pakistan-Afghanistan: Pakistani officials say one solder has been killed and another wounded when Muslim militants attacked a Pakistani military post.
Police say pro-Taleban forces fired at least 12 rockets overnight at the roadside post in the North Waziristan tribal region, near the Afghan border.
On Sunday, Islamic militants attacked an army convoy in the area, where a number of pro-Taleban tribesmen are believed to be hiding.

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