June 3, 2007 -- A car bomb exploded today in a busy marketplace near a police station in the town of Balad Ruz, northeast of Baghdad, killing at least six people.
Police say about 25 others were wounded in the blast.
Balad Ruz is in Diyala Governorate, which has been the scene of heavy fighting in recent weeks between militants and U.S. and Iraqi troops.
Meanwhile, the U.S. military says five more U.S. troops have been killed in separate attacks in and around the Iraqi capital on June 2.
A roadside bomb killed one soldier in western Baghdad. A second was killed in an explosion in Diyala Governorate. A third was killed by small-arms fire while on patrol south of the capital. Two other soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in Ninawa Governorate.
(AFP, Reuters, AP)