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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