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More Than 100 Killed In Iraq Violence --> This U.S. military truck was attacked in Baghdad today (epa) March 27, 2007 -- Two truck bombs have ripped through markets in the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar, killing at least 48 people and injuring more than 100.

One of the trucks was detonated by remote control in a Shi'ite neighborhood while people gathered to buy the flour it was carrying.

The other truck was loaded with vegetables and parked near a wholesale market.

At least 10 people were killed in Tal Afar on March 24 when a suicide bomber struck a market.

In other Iraqi violence today, a suicide bomber killed as many as 17 people near the town of Al-Ramadi, west of Baghdad.

Gun and mortar attacks reportedly killed around 20 people in Baghdad.

Four people were killed in Al-Iskandariyah, south of Baghdad, when gunmen opened fire on a funeral procession.

In the northern city of Kirkuk, two Catholic nuns were stabbed to death.

In a separate development, the U.S. military says a U.S. combat post was attacked by insurgents near Al-Fallujah. It says U.S. troops repelled the attack, killing 15 insurgents. Eight U.S. soldiers were wounded.

(compiled from agency reports)

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