The latest attack follows reports on February 27 of a car bomb that killed 18 people, mostly children, in the town of Al-Ramadi.
Meanwhile, a U.S. military statement says troops killed eight suspected Al-Qaeda militants and captured six in air and ground raids in Taji, north of Baghdad.
(AP, AFP, Reuters)
The Imam Al-Mahdi Army on parade (epa)
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