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Attacks in Iraq Take Lives of Four More U.S. Soldiers

Four American soldiers were killed in central Iraq on Thursday night and Friday as insurgents kept up a wave of attacks begun after the capture of Saddam Hussein on Dec. 13. Political violence elsewhere in Iraq claimed other lives as well. In the northern city of Mosul, reprisals against Iraqis who work with American forces continued, as a tribal leader who was a member of the United States-appointed local council was shot dead along with his son. In Baghdad on Friday, two Iraqis died when their car exploded in an incident that might have been caused by a bomb detonating prematurely, American soldiers at the scene told The Associated Press. At 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, two soldiers died after their base near the central Iraqi town of Baquba was attacked by mortar fire, said Maj. Josslyn Aberle, a spokeswoman for the Fourth Infantry Division. Four other soldiers were wounded. About 10 a.m. on Friday, one soldier was killed and another wounded when their convoy came under attack by rocket-propelled grenades near the town of Duluiya. Later in the morning, another soldier was killed while trying to defuse a roadside bomb near Baquba. Full Story

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