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Four U.S. Troops Killed In Iraq

An Iraqi woman marks the festival of Eid Al-Fitr at a cemetery in Al-Fallujah (epa) October 24, 2006 -- The U.S. army says it has lost four more servicemen in Iraq, which bring the unconfirmed total of U.S. casualties in Iraq in October to 90.

The soldiers were killed in clashes over the past 24 hours in Baghdad and the province of Al-Anbar.

The U.S. military also reported the abduction in the capital on October 23 of a U.S. soldier of Iraqi descent working as a translator.

In other news, the U.S. military says U.S. troops have killed four Iraqi firefighters in a case of mistaken identity. The accident occurred in the city of Al-Fallujah on October 23.

In violence today, clashes between gunmen and police in Baghdad killed two civilians and wounded eight others. Also in the capital, a bomb inside an ice-cream shop killed one person and wounded seven others.

In the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, a roadside bomb targeting an army patrol killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded another one.

In the south of the country, gunmen killed two police officers in the city of Al-Amarah. The Iraqi army declared a curfew in the Shi'ite city on October 23 after two days of violence last week in which at least 24 people were killed.

(compiled from agency reports)

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