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Suicide attack at Iraq campaign meet kills 25

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A coordinated attack involving a suicide bomber at an open-air election campaign meeting in central Iraq killed 25 people on Saturday, the latest in a spike in unrest two weeks before provincial polls. 

An Iraqi policeman takes pictures of debris at the site of a blast in Baquba, Diyala province, on February 23, 2012. A coordinated attack involving a suicide bombing on an open-air election campaign meeting in central Iraq killed 25 people on Saturday, officials said, raising an earlier toll.

The assault raises further questions over the credibility of the election, Iraq's first since 2010, and comes some 10 years after the US-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein and aimed to usher in a stable democracy but instead unleashed brutal violence which continues to plague the country.

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