BAGHDAD -- Six people were killed and at least 30 others wounded Monday by a car bomb in central Baghdad's Tayaran Square, Iraqi Interior Ministry officials reported.
The blast targeted a minivan hours after an overnight curfew, imposed to curb violence after Iraq's 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Sunday's Asian Cup soccer tournament in Indonesia, ended, CNN reported.
Meanwhile, The U.S. military said coalition forces killed eight insurgents and detained 40 other suspects during operations Monday and Sunday targeting al-Qaida in Iraq in central Iraq, Voice of America reported.
The U.S. military also released a statement saying two of its soldiers were killed Sunday in incidents in northern and eastern Baghdad, Kuwait's KUNA news agency reported.
The deaths brought the U.S. July fatality toll to 69, while the total reached 3,648 U.S. military personnel since the invasion in March 2003.
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