Deadly violence rocks Iraq as top US general warns of more threats

A wave of attacks left US soldiers and Iraqi policemen and civilians dead in their wake, as a senior US commander warned of a looming threat from both nationalists and foreign fighters.

Two US soldiers were killed and one critically wounded Wednesday night in an attack near Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, in a rocket or mortar attack, 4th Infantry Division (4ID) spokeswoman Major Josslyn Aberle said. Their deaths brought to 234 the number of US troops killed in combat in Iraq since May 1, when US President George W. Bush declared major hostilities over. Four Iraqi Christian women were also killed Wednesday when their minibus was ambushed by masked gunmen on a road linking the flashpoint town of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, and the US base of Habbaniyah, where the women worked in the laundry. Full Story

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