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Insurgent Attacks Kill 24 in Iraq


Iraqis load coffin of Khalaf al-Saidi, who died in car bombing, onto van during funeral in Baghdad, Saturday

Authorities in Iraq say at least two dozen people have been killed Saturday, in a series of attacks in the Baghdad area.

Iraq's Interior Minister Bayan Jabor, says a former member of an elite commando unit blew himself up inside the unit's headquarters, killing three people. Officials say the suicide bomber was dressed as a policeman when he entered the building.

Meantime, insurgents opened fire on a minibus carrying construction workers in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 11 Iraqis and wounding three others.

Police say at least 10 people were killed in an overnight car bombing in a Shi'ite neighborhood of Baghdad.

And a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Slovak embassy in Baghdad, injuring four people.

Meantime, U.S. military officials reported that two soldiers died Friday when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle.

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