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US Military Detains 60 Terror Suspects at Baghdad Funeral


The U.S. military in Iraq says its troops have detained 60 suspected terrorists at a Baghdad funeral.

A military statement Saturday says the suspects were taken into custody Friday in a predominantly Sunni Arab neighborhood of Baghdad, Arab Jabour. The military says the men are believed to be linked to an al-Qaida cell responsible for car bombings in Baghdad.

Some 50,000 U.S. and Iraqi forces are taking part in a new operation, Operation Together Forward, designed to quell persistent violence in and around Baghdad.

Elsewhere, Iraqi insurgents killed at least 12 people in attacks around the country Saturday. Among them was a police captain shot dead as he was heading to work in Baquba, north of the capital.

Two people were killed in the southern city of Basra when insurgents left a bomb in a shop that sold videos and cassette tapes.

And the U.S. military announced that two American soldiers were killed Saturday when their foot patrol was hit by a roadside bomb south of Baghdad.

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

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