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  1/20/2012, Tevet 25, 5772

Iraq: 11 Death Sentences in 2009 Bomb Attack Confirmed

A source in the office of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said, Thursday, that Talabani has confirmed the death sentences handed down against 11 people in truck bombings at the Iraqi Foreign Ministry and Finance Ministry in 2009, which killed more than 100 people and wounded nearly 600. Areas near the blasts were heavily damaged.

The government also convicted members of the security services for shortcomings that made the attacks possible.