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Twin Bombings Kill 3 GIs West of Baghdad

Twin roadside bombings west of Baghdad killed three American soldiers Tuesday, and the U.N. chief said he was ready to send a team to Iraq to assess prospects for early elections — if the U.S.-led coalition can guarantee security. Two Iraqi civilians also were killed in the ambush — including one who was shot in the stomach as he stood in his office nearby, hospital staff said. In addition to the three American dead, one U.S. soldier was injured, the U.S. military said. Iraqi witnesses said a roadside bomb exploded next to a Humvee in the convoy in the tense region west of the capital. As reinforcements arrived, another bomb went off, hitting a second military vehicle, they said. Full Story

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