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Two U.S. Troops Killed by Roadside Bombs

Insurgents launched coordinated attacks Thursday against Iraqi army checkpoints northeast of Baghdad, killing six Iraqi soldiers, police said. Roadside bombs killed two U.S. soldiers and ignited a train carrying fuel in the south of Iraq’s capital. The attacks began about 2:30 p.m. against four Iraqi checkpoints along a road between Baqouba and Baghdad, 35 miles to the southwest, police Col. Mudhafar Mohammed said. Attackers fired automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades during the attacks, he said. Another police official, Col. Mohammed Hussein, said fighting was continuing into late afternoon and that at least eight people — three soldiers, four policemen and one civilian — had been wounded. Full Story

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