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US soldier killed in Baghdad as Karbala death toll climbs to 18

A US soldier was killed in a bomb blast in Baghdad as five more Iraqis succumbed to wounds sustained in a deadly assault on US allies, taking the death toll from a series of attacks in the Shiite holy city of Karbala to 18. A US military spokesman said a twin bomb blast killed one US soldier and wounded five others in the Iraqi capital Sunday. “One soldier was killed and five wounded in a double IED (improvised explosive device) blast,” the spokesman said. The death raised to 210 the number of US soldiers killed in action since US President George W. Bush declared major hostilities in Iraq over on May 1. Full Story

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