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Iraq troops snatched as dead protesters buried

Azhar Shallal reports for Agence France-Presse:

Gunmen killed two soldiers and snatched three more west of Baghdad on Saturday in apparent revenge attacks, as mourners buried anti-government protesters that troops shot dead a day earlier.

The unrest came as lawmakers opposed to Nuri al-Maliki adopted a measure that would theoretically bar him from holding office beyond next year, as tensions rose dramatically after weeks of angry rallies in mostly-Sunni areas against the Shiite premier's rule.

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