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US Soldier Killed, 9 Wounded in Baghdad Attack


Military officials in Iraq say a U.S. soldier was killed and nine others wounded Saturday when Iraqi insurgents attacked an Army patrol in central Baghdad.

The U.S. military says the unit came under what it called a coordinated attack of roadside bombs, small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.

Earlier, Iraqi insurgents attacked a police station in the Azamiyah district in northwest Baghdad, killing at least three policemen.

Clashes also broke out between gunmen and Iraqi security forces in Baghdad's Amiriyah district.

Saturday's violence came a day after Iraqi forces and U.S. soldiers raided a Sunni Muslim mosque in Baghdad known for its anti-American agitation and support for the former regime of Saddam Hussein. Two people were killed during Friday's raid and several others were arrested.

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

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