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Car Bombs Wound U.S. Troops in Iraq

Two car bombs explode outside a military base west of Baghdad, wounding American and Iraqi troops. U.S. officials say September has set a record for car bombings, with 30 so far.

Gen. John Abizaid, the top commander in the Middle East, says that Iraq will hold elections as scheduled in January -- but perhaps not in the most volatile areas of the country. Gen. Abizaid told NBC's Meet the Press he expects violence will continue through the vote. NPR's Emily Harris reports.

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International Correspondent Emily Harris is based in Jerusalem as part of NPR's Mideast team. Her post covers news related to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. She began this role in March of 2013.