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Suicide Car Bombing in Ramadi Kills 6

By VOA News
21 November 2007

Iraqi officials say six people have been killed and several wounded in a suicide car bomb blast in Ramadi, the capital of western Anbar province.

Police said guards opened fire, but the attacker still managed to drive into the parking area of a court house compound and detonate the explosives.

The number of attacks in Anbar province has sharply declined since Sunni Arab tribal sheikhs joined forces with the U.S. military to drive insurgents from the region, which was once a stronghold of the Sunni insurgency.

In other news, the U.S. military says a U.S. soldier and an Iraqi interpreter were killed Tuesday in Baghdad by an sophisticated armor-piercing bomb.

Also, the British Defense Ministry confirmed two British soldiers were killed and 12 others wounded in a helicopter crash near Baghdad Tuesday.

The U.S. military said earlier the helicopter was not brought down by hostile fire.

In other developments, Iraqi troops found six decomposing bodies buried in the yards of abandoned homes in the Saydiyah neighborhood of Baghdad.

Also, the U.S. military says Iraqi and coalition troops have killed six terrorists and detained 23 suspects in raids since Sunday.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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