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Nine killed as Qaeda fighters plant flag in Baghdad

Nine killed as Qaeda fighters plant flag in Baghdad --The flag-planting incident was the second such act in less than a week. 03 Aug 2010 Al-Qaeda fighters killed five policemen at a Baghdad checkpoint on Tuesday and planted the black flag of the terror network's front group in Iraq, an interior ministry official said. A traffic policeman and three soldiers were also killed in the capital, raising concerns that Iraq's security may be deteriorating after the government said more people died in violence in July than in any month since May 2008.