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Iraqi Insurgents Step Up Attacks on Arab Diplomats

In Baghdad, gunmen attack senior diplomats from Pakistan and Bahrain. Bahrain's top envoy in Bahgdad was slightly wounded -- while the head of the Pakistani mission escaped injury.

The attacks follow the weekend abduction of Egypt's top diplomat in Iraq. The targeting of Arab diplomats appears to be part of a new insurgent campaign to undermine recognition of Iraq's fledgling government.

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Lulu Garcia-Navarro is the host of Weekend Edition Sunday and one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. She is infamous in the IT department of NPR for losing laptops to bullets, hurricanes, and bomb blasts.