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Suicide Bomber Kills 4 in Western Baghdad

Iraqi police say a suicide bombing in Baghdad has killed four people - including an Iraqi soldier - and wounded six others.

Police say the bomb exploded Saturday at an Iraqi army and police checkpoint in a western neighborhood of the capital.

In a statement Saturday, the U.S. military says coalition forces and Iraqi troops killed five suspected al-Qaida members during an operation in the southeastern city of Busayefi.

The statement said the troops detained 10 other suspected militants during the security raid Friday. It said coalition forces also cleared al-Qaida in Iraq insurgents from a vast majority of the city.

In other violence today, police said a roadside bomb wounded five civilians near a hospital south of Baghdad.

In other news, the U.S. military said coalition forces detained six suspects and disrupted propaganda and finance operations of al-Qaida in Iraq insurgents during operations in Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul today.

Near the northern city of Kirkuk Friday, the U.S. military said one American soldier was killed and 11 others wounded by two bombs that exploded next to their vehicles.

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