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My Way News > Car Bomb Near Fallujah Kills 7 Marines

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Sep 6, 10:39 AM (ET)


(AP) An U.S. soldier keeps watch as Iraqi citizens shout slogans against the rising insurgency in Iraq,...
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - An apparent suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed vehicle on the outskirts of Fallujah on Monday, killing seven U.S. Marines and three Iraqi national guardsmen, the U.S. military said. It was the deadliest day for U.S. forces in four months of fighting.
In Baghdad, meanwhile, an Interior Ministry spokesman said medical tests on a man being held in custody showed he is not former president Saddam Hussein's deputy, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, ending conflicting claims about his purported arrest.
The man is a relative of al-Douri, said Interior Ministry spokesman Sabah Kadhim, and was wanted by authorities, but not an important member of Saddam's ousted regime.
The suicide bombing nine miles north of Fallujah - a stronghold for Sunni insurgents - destroyed two Humvees, witnesses said. Medical teams in helicopters swept into the dusty, barren site to ferry away the injured, and troops sealed off the surrounding wreckage.

(AP) A Mahdi Army militiaman checks his weapon before beginning a patrol of militia controlled territory...
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The force of the car bomb sent the vehicle's engine 'a good distance' from the site, a military official said on cond"

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