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Suicide Car Bomber Kills 12 Soldiers South of Baghdad


09 June 2007

Iraqi authorities say a suicide car bomber killed at least 12 soldiers Saturday south of Baghdad.

They say at least 30 others were wounded in the attack on an Iraqi army checkpoint.

Earlier, a car bomb targeting a police patrol killed two people and wounded seven others in Baghdad.

In other developments, the U.S. military says an attack on a detention facility at Camp Bucca killed six civilian detainees and wounded more than 50 others today.

Coalition forces also killed five terrorists and detained 11 others during raids near Fallujah, Taji and in Baghdad targeting al-Qaida in Iraq fighters Saturday.

Separately, a U.S. soldier was shot and killed in Diyala Province Saturday.

Attacks across Iraq killed more than 80 people Friday.

North of Baghdad, near the city of Baquba, gunmen killed 14 people in a predawn attack and kidnapped three children of a police chief in Diyala province. Iraqi security officials say the police chief's wife, two brothers and 11 of his bodyguards were among the dead.

In the capital, police say they found the remains of 32 people slain in what appear to be sectarian attacks.



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