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Four Americans killed in Baghdad blast

Latest update : 2008-06-24

Two US soldiers, two US civilians and six Iraqis were killed in a bomb attack on a district council building in the Shiite area of Sadr City. The overall tally of killed soldiers in Iraq has reached 4,106, according to AFP figures.

Two US soldiers, two American civilians and six Iraqis were killed in a bomb attack on Tuesday in the district council building of the Iraqi capital's Shiite bastion of Sadr City, officials said.
   
A US embassy official said one of the civilians was a State Department employee and the other worked for the Defence Department. They were both attached to the American mission in Baghdad.
   
The US military confirmed two of its soldiers were killed in the blast, while another one was wounded.
   
An Iraqi security official said six Iraqis were also killed in the attack while 10 others were wounded, including three members of the district council.
   
The latest deaths of US soldiers bring the overall losses of the military in Iraq since the March 2003 invasion to 4,106, according to an AFP tally based on independent website www.icasualties.org.

Date created : 2008-06-24

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