Thursday, July 26, 2007


Five US military personnel have been killed in fighting around Iraq over the past few days, officers said today.

The announcement came as a car bomb exploded in a predominantly Shia market area of Baghdad, killing at least 21 people and injuring 62, according to local police.

One US soldier was killed by small arms fire in southern Baghdad yesterday, a military statement said. A day before, three marines and one sailor were killed during fighting in Diyala province, north of the capital.

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