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Blasts Rock Baghdad Market; Roadside Bombs Kill 4 US Marines


Reports from Baghdad say two bombs have exploded near a market in central Baghdad, killing at least 10 people.

Police say the second bomb was detonated Tuesday after a crowd had gathered at the site of the first blast, near a shop just outside the Bab al-Sharjee market.

Hours earlier, two Iraqi civilians were killed and four policemen were wounded in two separate roadside bombings in southern Iraq (at Yousifiyah, south of Baghdad, and in Basra province).

A U.S. military announcement today says three Marines were killed Monday near the restive town of Hit in western Anbar province. A fourth Marine has died of wounds suffered in a similar attack in the same region on Sunday.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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