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Iraqi insurgents rig houses with bombs

Militants' tactics adapt as US defenses improve

US soldiers from the 52d Infantry searched for roadside bombs near Baquba in December. US commanders estimate that forces now find and clear more than 50 percent of all IEDs in Iraq. US soldiers from the 52d Infantry searched for roadside bombs near Baquba in December. US commanders estimate that forces now find and clear more than 50 percent of all IEDs in Iraq. (bob strong/reuters)
By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / February 16, 2008

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WASHINGTON - Insurgents in Iraq, countering improved defenses against lethal roadside bombs, are converting private houses into large-scale, booby-trapped bombs set to detonate when American or Iraqi forces burst in on raids, according to US officials in Iraq and Washington. (Full article: 849 words)

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