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Insurgents Kill 17 Iraqis During Violent Weekend

Insurgents in Tikrit kill 17 Iraqis who worked for the U.S. Army. In all, more than 40 Iraqis have been killed in the past two days. The U.S. embassy says attacks on the road to Baghdad's airport remain commonplace. NPR's Mike Shuster reports.

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Mike Shuster is an award-winning diplomatic correspondent and roving foreign correspondent for NPR News. He is based at NPR West, in Culver City, CA. When not traveling outside the U.S., Shuster covers issues of nuclear non-proliferation and weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and the Pacific Rim.