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Aug 03,2007
13 killed in Iraq police station blast
by UPI

BAGHDAD -- Thirteen people were killed by a car bomb near a police station in Habhab, Iraq, Thursday as Coalition forces announced the deaths of two U.S. soldiers.

The Multi-National Force announced Thursday two U.S. soldiers involved with Task Force Marne were killed in an "indirect" fire attack that injured 10 others, KUNA, the Kuwait News Agency, reported Thursday. No further information was released.

Meanwhile, a suicide car bomb detonated Thursday near the Habhab police station, northeast of Baghdad, killing seven police officers and six civilians. Sixteen others were injured.

Also Thursday, explosions in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk killed an Iraqi soldier and injured three civilians. An Iraqi police source said the soldier was killed by an improvised explosive device targeting a military patrol. The three civilians were wounded by a second blast at a military uniforms and supplies store.

The Multi-National Force also announced the discovery a mass grave containing the bodies of 14 women, children and elderly people killed by al-Qaida-allied gunmen, KUNA reported.

Copyright © 2007, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

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