Car bombs kill, injure dozens in Iraq

May 7, 2007 at 10:20 AM
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BAGHDAD, May 7 (UPI) -- Two car bombs killed at least 25 people and injured dozens more in Iraq's Anbar province Monday, a security official said.

The second bomb exploded at the checkpoint north of Ramadi after officers and emergency medical workers had arrived at the scene of the first explosion, The New York Times reported.

At least six police officers were killed in the car bombings, Col. Iaria Yusuf, the Iraqi security supervisor in the Anbar province, told the Times. Fifty-one people were injured.

Monday's attack followed a weekend in Iraq in which attacks killed more than 50 Iraqis, eight U.S. soldiers and a European journalist.

Six U.S. soldiers and the journalist died Sunday when a roadside bomb hit their vehicle in the Diyala province, Alalam satellite TV reported.

Also Sunday, a bomb in Baghdad killed two U.S. soldiers, the Kuwait News Service, KUNA, reported.

The military didn't identify the journalist other than to say it was a European who did not have an ongoing presence in Iraq.

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