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Polish Soldier Killed, Six Injured In Iraq Attack

21 August 2004 -- One Polish soldier was killed and six injured in a car bomb explosion today next to their convoy near the Iraqi town of Al-Hillah.

Military spokesman Colonel Artur Domanski said the car exploded as a truck convoy escorted by Polish troops was driving by. The injured were taken to hospitals in Baghdad and Karbala.

The spokesman said Polish soldiers shot and killed several attackers after the bombing.

The U.S. military today said three U.S. soldiers were killed and five wounded in separate attacks in and near Baghdad in the last 24 hours.

Iraqi police said unidentified attackers shot dead a senior police officer in the town of Ramadi, west of Baghdad.