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During his 33-hour stay at the consulate, Mr. Wang claimed that Mr. Bo’s wife was involved in the murder. Apparently unable to get asylum in the U.S., Mr. Wang turned himself over to a senior state security official from Beijing. Months later Mr. Bo’s wife was convicted of the murder after she confessed in court.

IRAQ

Suicide bomber kills seven in Green Zone

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber slammed a car packed with explosives into one of the gates of Baghdad’s heavily guarded Green Zone on Monday, killing seven people, including three security officers, Iraqi officials said.

Lawmaker Habib al-Turfi and two of his bodyguards were wounded in the blast, said Hameed Maala, a spokesman for his political bloc.

The bombing took place during the morning rush hour near the bridge over the Tigris River connecting the Karradah district and the Green Zone, the location of most government offices, parliament, and several embassies and foreign missions.

From wire dispatches and staff reports