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Three Iraqis Killed in Najaf Explosion

A bomb explodes at the offices of one of Iraq's most important Shiite Muslim groups in Najaf, killing three people. The Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq says it was the target of a bombing. And in Baghdad, the International Committee of the Red Cross says it will scale back operations due to the lack of security. Hear NPR's Ivan Watson and Mideast expert Graham Fuller.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.