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BAGHDAD, April 10 (Xinhua)-- At least eight people including five U.S. soldiers were killed and 60 others were injured in a suicide truck bombing in the northern city of Mosul, according to U.S. military and Iraqi source.
A suicide truck bomber detonated bomb in front of a police station in the southern part of the city and most of the victims are policemen, according to the source.
The main building of the police station and some nearby buildings in the neighborhood were severely damaged by the explosion, the source added.
A sixth U.S. soldier was also injured in the blast and two suspects have been arrested, U.S. military said in a statement.
According to an Iraqi Interior Ministry official who spoke on condition of anonymity, at least 20 Iraqi policemen were injured in the bombing.
The attack is the largest single loss of American life recently seen in Iraq. Four U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi interpret were killed in a suicide car bombing in Mosul in February in the last major attack on U.S. forces in Iraq.
Mosul is the capital city of Nineveh province which widely seen as one of the last strongholds of al-Qaida in Iraq.
In two separate attacks earlier Friday, at least two people were killed, 15 others injured in two bombings in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad, according to the police.
Two people, including a woman, were killed when a civilian car was damaged by a roadside bomb in al-Mansorea district, about 35 km east of Baqubah, the capital city of Diyala province. Five others were also injured in the bombing, according to the source.
Despite security improvements, attacks continue across Iraq. Dozens of people were killed in a series of bombings in Baghdad this week, raising fears of al-Qaida and other threat groups are trying to stage a comeback.
Suicide truck bomb kills two in Iraq's
BAGHDAD, April 10 (Xinhua) -- At least two policemen were killed and 20
others injured Friday in a suicide truck bombing in the northern city of Mosul,
said an Iraqi Interior Ministry.
A suicide truck bomber detonated bomb in front of a police station in the
southern part of the city and most of the victims are policemen, according to
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