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Insurgents attack Iraqi oil refinery at Baiji
Insurgents attack Iraqi oil refinery at Baiji

Antigovernment militants launched an attack Wednesday on Iraq's largest oil refinery, as Prime Minister Nouri Maliki assured the nation that resurgent Iraqi forces would triumph against terrorism. Meanwhile, officials in India confirmed that 40 Indian construction workers had been abducted near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which was overrun last week by Islamist rebels. The Indian government has received no ransom demands and no information about the workers' whereabouts, officials in India said. Dozens of Turkish citizens, including the consular staff in Mosul, also reportedly remain in insurgent hands after having been detained in northern Iraq. In Washington, the...