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Baghdad Gives Suicide Bomber's Kin $34,000

March 31, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Iraq gave $34,000 to the family of an Iraqi army officer who killed four U.S. soldiers in a suicide attack. Ali Jaafar Noamani, a noncommissioned officer with several children, was also posthumously promoted to colonel and awarded two medals for the attack in Najaf that killed the Americans, Iraqi state television reported.

Baghdad warned that more such attacks will follow. Other suicide bombers are already in Iraq, said Ramadan Shallah, Islamic Jihad's leader in Damascus, Syria.

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