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Car Bombs Explode In Baghdad Market

(RFE/RL) November 11, 2006 -- Two car bombs exploded in a central Baghdad market today killing at least eight people and injuring some 32 others.

The car bombs went off within seconds of one another at the crowded Shorja market. Police said they expected the casualty figure to rise.

Elsewhere, several mortar rounds hit a regional office of the U.S. Embassy in the town of Hilla. Local police in Hilla, some 95 kilometers south of Baghdad, said the attack started a fire in part of the compound. There were no reports of injuries.

The Polish news agency PAP reported today that one Polish soldier and one Slovak soldier were killed when their military vehicle hit a roadside bomb near the town of Al Kut overnight.

PAP reported another Polish soldier and one Armenian soldier were injured in the explosion.

(Reuters, AP, dpa)

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