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Deadly Blast Hits Iraqi Parliament in Baghdad

At least three people died in an explosion at the Iraqi Parliament in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Thursday.

An Iraqi police official said the explosion occurred when a man wearing a suicide belt and carrying a suitcase blew himself up in the convention center cafeteria.

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Jamie Tarabay
After reporting from Iraq for two years as NPR's Baghdad Bureau Chief, Jamie Tarabay is now embarking on a two year project reporting on America's Muslims. The coverage will take in the country's approx 6 million Muslims, of different ethnic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and the issues facing their daily lives as Americans.
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