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Bombs Kill 10 in Iraq

  • VOAS News

Iraqi authorities say two bomb attacks on Saturday killed 10 members of security forces.

They say a roadside bomb killed six Kurdish troops northeast of Baghdad. The peshmerga forces were patrolling a town called Khanaqin near the Iranian border.

Also today, a bomb near a checkpoint in eastern Baghdad killed three policemen and a member of a local group fighting al-Qaida.

And the U.S. military said al-Qaida was behind Friday's suicide car bombing that killed at least 31 people and wounded 40 others. A spokesman vowed the attack in Dujail will not hinder progress in the Shi'ite town north of Baghdad.

The attack occurred as streets were crowded with people about to break their daily fast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Some of the victims were policemen.

The U.S. military also says coalition forces killed two suspected terrorists and arrested 11 others on Saturday in a series of raids targeting al-Qaida in Iraq.

Also onn Saturday, proceedings opened in the trial of one of two U.S. soldiers accused of killing an Iraqi detainee earlier this year. The hearing is taking place at a U.S. military base north of Baghdad.

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