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Iraqis, suspicious that the Americans targeted the police station, are seen examining a hole in the ground at the site of an explosion, Iskandariyah, Iraq, Feb. 10, 2004. A truck packed with an estimated 500 pounds of explosives blew at a police station, as dozens of would-be recruits lined up to apply for jobs. A hospital official said at least 50 people were killed and 50 others wounded. The local Iraqi police commander, Lt. Col. Abdul Rahim Saleh, said the attack was a suicide operation, carried out by a driver who detonated a red pickup as it passed the station.