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3 G.I.'s Among 12 Killed in Bombings in Iraq

Twelve people, including three American soldiers, were killed on Saturday in two bomb attacks in northern Iraq as Iraqis and Americans braced for a potentially violent week. In one attack, a suicide bomber rammed his car into a police station crowded with officers in Mosul, killing at least 9 people and wounding 45. In the second attack, three American soldiers were killed when a homemade bomb destroyed the Humvee in which they were riding. The soldiers, members of the Fourth Infantry Division, were traveling south in a convoy about 25 miles southwest of Kirkuk. The attacks came on the eve of the Muslim holiday of Id al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, which commemorates the Koranic account of God allowing the patriarch Abraham to sacrifice a sheep instead of his son. Some officials here fear there could be more violence during the holiday. Guerrillas have often struck during religious holidays. On Oct. 27, the first day of Ramadan, coordinated suicide attacks in Baghdad killed 35 people. Full Story

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