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Scores killed by Baghdad suicide bomber

A suicide bomber has killed at least 43 people and injured 40 more southwest of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.

The bomber attacked government-backed Sunni militia members lining up to be paid in the town of Radwaniya.

The Sunni militia fighters, known as Sahwa or Awakening Councils, were once allied with al-Qaeda, but turned against the militant group in 2006.

Gabriel Gatehouse explains why they were targeted.

  • 18 Jul 2010