2 U.S. soldiers, 3 Iraqi policemen killed in Iraq explosion

08:53, June 12, 2010      

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At least two U.S. soldiers and three Iraqi policemen were killed in a car bomb explosion on Friday targeting U.S. patrol in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, while 24 others were wounded, a local police source said.

Among the injured, two were U.S. soldiers and four were Iraqi police officers, a Diyala provincial police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

A suicide bomber rammed his booby-trapped car into an Iraq and U.S. joint patrol in Jalwlaa town, 90 km northeast of Baquba, the capital of Diyala province. Police and security force quickly sealed off the blast site.

Earlier, the source said that the explosion left three people killed and 15 others wounded.

Also on Friday, a roadside bomb explosion in a market in the Dora neighborhood in Baghdad killed two people and injured nine more.

Sporadic attacks and waves of violence continue across Iraq three months after the country held its landmark parliamentary election on March 7 which is widely expected to shape the political landscape of the war-torn country.

Source: Xinhua

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