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Iraqi Insurgents Turn to Roadside Bombs

Insurgents are increasingly using roadside bombs detonated by remote control to attack American forces in Iraq — the latest killing a U.S. soldier and his Iraqi translator in northern Baghdad on Monday. As part of an effort to lower the U.S. profile in Iraq, the new U.S. commander in the region announced plans to establish an Iraqi militia to help patrol the country. Monday’s attack wounded three other members of the 1st Armored Division squad and destroyed two Humvees. A military spokesman credited an Iraqi vendor with saving one of the injured soldiers. “One man who worked at a nearby stand helped the soldiers out of the vehicles. That probably saved one soldier’s life,” Lt. Col. John Kem said. Full Story

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