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Suicide car bombings kill at least 20 in Iraq

Suicide car bombings in two northern Iraqi cities Tuesday killed at least 20 people and injured more than 50, including one dead and 10 wounded U.S. soldiers, according to witnesses and officials. To the west of Baghdad, a Marine was killed in action. No other details were available. And in a brief bit of good news, U.S. Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez announced that three Italian and one Polish hostage were freed south of Baghdad. Sanchez did not give any details about the rescue operation other than to say it was conducted by U.S.-led coalition troops and no shots were fired. The three Italians are private security guards, and the Pole is a construction company employee. But on the same afternoon, seven Turks were reported kidnapped by Iraqi insurgents who claimed their captives had been working for the Americans. Full Story

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