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Car Bomb Blast in Baghdad Kills 10


Iraqi officials say a car bomb explosion in Baghdad has killed at least 10 people and wounded several others.

The blast ripped through a crowd outside a bakery in the mainly Sunni Dora neighborhood in the Iraqi capital Tuesday.

Iraqi officials also say 60 bodies have been found in the Baghdad area in the past day, all with gunshot wounds and some showing signs of torture, likely the latest victims of sectarian death squads.

In other news, the U.S. military says DNA testing has confirmed the death of an al-Qaida terrorist who escaped from a U.S. prison in Afghanistan last year.

Mahmoud Ahmed Mohammed Al-Rashid, who was also known as Omar al-Farouq, was killed in a raid September 25 in Basra.

Also Tuesday, south of Baghdad, a roadside bomb killed two Iraqi policemen in Mussayab, while a policeman was gunned down near Hillah. A police official was shot and killed in the northern city of Mosul.

The U.S military says Iraqi and coalition forces killed 11 militants in a clash Monday near a mosque in Diwaniyah, the southern town which has been the scene of recent heavy fighting between troops and insurgents.

The military also announced the deaths of two American troops - one Sunday during a patrol in Baghdad, and the other from wounds suffered in combat Sunday in the northern city of Tikrit.

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

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