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Two Bombs Kill at Least 8 in Baghdad


Iraqi officials say two bomb attacks in the capital Saturday have killed at least eight people.

The first bomb struck a crowded market, killing at least three people. Police say the device was meant to target police.

Hours later, a car bomb in downtown Baghdad killed five people.

Also Saturday, the U.S. military announced that an American soldier was killed by a bomb Friday during a patrol west of Kirkuk. It said one soldier was wounded.

The U.S. military says it has carried out a series of raids following Wednesday's killing of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, in hopes of dismantling his al-Qaida in Iraq network.

The Jordanian-born Zarqawi was said to have personally taken part in beheadings of hostages and other killings. He was killed when the U.S. military dropped two 227-kilogram bombs on his safe house near Baquba, northeast of Baghdad.

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

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