Iraqi Police Killed, Injured in Blast

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Hospital officials say two car bombs that exploded today just outside Baghdad's Green Zone are now blamed for at least seven deaths.

The officials say most of the victims were police officers, although not everyone has been identified. They also say 59 others have been wounded in attack. Most of those also are police.

The US military says the bombs exploded near a checkpoint leading to the heavily fortified area, which houses the offices of Iraq's interim government and the US Embassy. Today's attack is the second major assault on Baghdad's police force in two days.

Meanwhile, north of the city, A US military spokesman says one American soldier has been killed and another wounded after a roadside bomb destroyed the truck they were traveling in.


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