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At Least 17 Killed In Wave Of Baghdad Car Bombings


http://gdb.rferl.org/1F92E57B-F9CA-47A8-8400-05642A124C17_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/1F92E57B-F9CA-47A8-8400-05642A124C17_mw800_mh600.jpg The site of a car bombing in Baghdad's Karrada district today (epa) July 23, 2007 -- At least 17 people were killed in a wave of car bombings in central Baghdad today.

In other developments, an Iraqi spokesman said 18 gunmen belonging to the Al-Qaeda in Iraq terrorist network were killed and 62 others detained in joint Iraqi-U.S. operations in Ba'qubah, north of Baghdad.

The spokesman did not say when the operation took place.

Meanwhile, the U.S. military announced today that a U.S. soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Baghdad on July 21.

(AFP, dpa, Reuters)
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