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Blast Kills U.S. Soldier, Hurts 2 in Iraq

A U.S. soldier was killed and two others were wounded Wednesday when a powerful explosion went off as their convoy made its way along a highway west of Baghdad, soldiers at the scene said. The explosion occurred at about 9 a.m. as a 20-vehicle military convoy was passing a wrecked car that had been abandoned alongside the road, Spc. Jose Colon told The Associated Press. The soldier that died was blown out of a truck that was nearest to the blast, Colon said. Soldiers believe a bomb was hidden in the car wreckage. “We were just driving along when the explosion hit,” Colon said. “It was very big.” Full Story

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