Two American soldiers killed in an explosion north of Baghdad

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The military says two U.S. soldiers have been killed in an explosion north of Baghdad.

They're the first U.S. combat deaths reported in five days. And in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad, police say a burst of violence has killed at least 11 Iraqis, including seven who died when a suicide bomber attacked a police headquarters.

Meantime, the U.S. military says U.S. troops have been involved in two deadly shootings in Iraq involving vehicles trying to drive through roadblocks. One occurred yesterday, about 155 miles north of Baghdad. The military says troops shot at a vehicle speeding toward a roadblock after firing warning shots. Two men died immediately, and a child traveling with them died later of his wounds.

In a separate roadblock incident, U.S. troops fired at a bus in Baghdad as it tried to drive through a U.S. roadblock. Police say as many as four passengers were killed.

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